Nokia has just rolled out a somewhat familiar service on its Nokia Beta Labs – Image Space. Basically, Image Space gives you a new way of viewing photos you shared to from your Nokia supported handsets to your Flickr account. Â Image Space will stitch together your photos as well as other people’s photos in a common 3D environment.
That’s all there is to it actually. Just a pretty simple mobile to web applications utilizing various technologies such GPS, photo meta tagging by Flickr, fetching photos from Flickr to Nokia Beta Labs, and the photo stitching technology employed by Image Space.
Image Space works with any Nokia handset with a-GPS navigation feature such as the N97 mini, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720 Classic. The GPS feature is used for location tagging the photos you take and upload to Flickr.
Nokia Image Space is a pretty good service, simple and yet fun. But Â the pre-requisite here is that you have a Flickr account and Nokia is relying the success of a new service to another service which is not actually their own. Â Granting that Flickr is the most popular Â photo sharing service online, it is quite uncertain whether users of Nokia handsets that support Image Space actually have their Flickr account.
It would have been better if Image Space could support other photo sharing site as well or perhaps even photos uploaded to Facebook. Now, that would be awesome.