The Slide team who created Disco, a group messaging app, now has released Pool Party, an android application.
Pool Party is a simple, free photo sharing app. Create group albums and see your friends' photos as they happen in real-time.
Pool Party is invite-only at the moment. If you haven't already been invited to Pool Party by a friend, you can visit website to request an invitation.
What's perhaps most interesting about this is that Slide is building these new apps within Google while other teams at Google work on similar projects. For example, Google+ features both a group messaging component (Huddle) and a mobile photo sharing component (Instant Upload).
It's believed that Slide is allowed to work autonomously on their own projects within Google, and both of these apps appear to be very much proof of that. The question is if and when Google will use its own clout to promote these things. Disco is already on version 2 with no Google promotion yet.
Back to Pool Party, the app is listed in the Android Market, however, it has not been installed even once, the count show "0".