Google launches Storyboard, Selfissimo, and Scrubbies - "appsperiments" for your camera

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Never shying away from experimenting with software and hardware, Google today announced Appsperiments - a series of app experiments aiming to bring new, fun, and useful camera features to smartphone users around the world. 


According to Google, the Appsperiments project was partially inspired by Motion Stills - an app that the company released in 2016 on iOS, and this year on Android. Motion Stills uses automatic stabilization and rendering technology to create smooth GIFs and time lapses out of your photos and videos. Following a similar approach, Google is now launching three new apps, all part of the Appsperiments project: Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies. These new apps rely on various technologies that Google is currently working on, including person and object recognition, stylization algorithms, or advanced image encoding / decoding solutions.


Here are Google's first appsperimental apps:


  • Storyboard (Android only) - easily transforms your videos into single-page comics
  • Selfissimo! (Android and iOS) - an "automated selfie photographer" that encourages you to pose. You start a selfie session by taping the screen, and the app takes photos each time you stop moving and pose
  • Scrubbies (iOS only) - lets you control the speed and direction of videos in order to emphasize action or to create awesome loops

All three apps are free to download, and you can find them via the source links below. Are you trying any of Google's new appsperiments? Let us know if you find them useful or fun!


sources: Storyboard, Selfissimo! (AndroidiOS), Scrubbies, Google Blog


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