Unfortunate not. I do have a couple apps that upload photos from the photolibrary, but haven’t gone so far as to access specific albums. I just recalled seeing that plugin at some point in the past.
And yeah, my phone has around 600 photos in it, so uploading images alone takes a second. Uploading them to specific “galleries” based on dates to Firebase, and retrieving them in the same manner takes a hot minute too. I use loading controller to let the process play out behind the scene for a duration of 3000 (3 seconds).
I figure if you can’t make it hyper-fast, hide it behind something that looks nice.