Google Announces Three New Photography Apps

Google Announces Three New Photography Apps

Have you ever wished that your phone would do more with the photos and videos you take? Google has announced the first installment of "appsperiments:" Storyboard (Android only), Selfissimo! (iOS and Android), and Scrubbies (iOS only). These experimental apps are based on the idea behind Motion Stills, an attempt to take technology in development at Google and turn it into useable apps.

Storyboard takes your video and automatically picks interesting frames to place into a single page comic-book style layout with one of six visual styles. The user can then either save the comic or pull down to refresh for over 1.6 trillion different possible combinations.

Google Storyboard app.

Selfissimo! is an automated black and white selfie app that takes a photo automatically each time you strike a new pose. They should require you to put an attempt count along with the photo when posting it on social media.

Google Selfissimo! app.

Scrubbies is a DJ style video editing app that allows you to manipulate the playback direction and speed of your clip, creating loops and highlighting the best parts of your videos.

Google Scrubbies app.

Google is hoping for user feedback as they develop these apps and will likely be releasing more mini-apps soon.

Lead image by PALOMA Aviles.

[via The Verge]

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Stephen Atohi is a film and fine art digital photographer based in Charleston, SC. His specialities are in portraits, weddings, and travel photography.

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I don't know why all of these aren't both Android and iOS compatible. But I love that Google is doing this and letting us play with it. There is something about sharing an innovation that really helps maintain Google's positive branding with its consumers and users. So even though I can't use the comic one (looks very cool), I appreciate these overtures.

"sharing an innovation" Between Apple and Google?
More a war if you ask me...

I agree with you. It seems like they'd want as many people as possible to participate in their appsperiment and would therefore make it easily accessible to all. Maybe their compatibility choice is also an experiment to see how many users they have with IOS vs Android.