Unless you are an aspiring or professional photographer, chances are you don’t use a point and shoot camera anymore. Almost everyone has adapted to new age technology, which means that your smartphone is your new camera. In fact, apps like Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat have made it so your phone is even more useful than a camera ever was. You can snap photos, record videos, and even add filters all on a single handheld device. You can edit, post, and share photos at the touch of a button from your smartphone. Now, Google has taken it a step further by creating and unveiling three new innovative photography apps for Android and iOS users. Google Interaction Researcher Alex Kauffmann went on the Google Research Blog to announce the release of what Google is now calling appsperiments, or experimental apps.
Unfortunately for iOS users, the first and arguably most exciting app of the bunch is only available for Android users. The app is called Storyboard, and it uses artificial intelligence to transform video clips into comic-style storyboards. Yes, any video you have recorded on your phone can now be turned into a comic book. If you don’t like the way the comic turns out on the first try, just simply pull down on the screen, and the app will make a new storyboard from the same video. It’s super simple to use, and the results are awesome.
The second app is call Selfissimo and is available for both Android and iOS users. In a nutshell, the app essentially takes selfie photos of you. Every time you pose, the app will snap a photo. After you have gotten all your model shots in, it will then create a contact sheer that you can save. You can also save individual photos if you happen to like some more than others. Currently, the app only takes black and white photos, but it probably won’t be long until color becomes available.
The third and final Google photography app is only available on iPhones. It is called Scrubbies, and it pretty much revolutionizes the video loop trend that was made popular a few years back by the short form video app called Vine. It allows users to edit the video loop by scrubbing the content in either direction at varying speeds to capture the action in that manner. After everything looks the way you want it, the finished product can be saved or shared.