Google's Spotlight Stories unleashed for iOS, allows you to experience mesmerizing stories in 360 degrees

Google's Spotlight Stories unleashed for iOS, allows you to experience mesmerizing stories in 360 degrees
Google has just released another of its homebrewed pieces of mobile software to the Apple App Store. The app in particular is Spotlight Stories and allows you to experience content in a 360-degree way. 

The app has been developed by Google's ATAP branch, which is responsible for the development of many a compelling hardware and software projects (take Project Ara as a perfect example).

So, what does Spotlight Stories do, exactly? Thanks to "3D and 2D animation, 360° spherical cinema-quality video, sound sphere audio, and sensor fusion techniques", basically an animation in which you get to control the camera view. Spotlight Stories allows users to experience a handful of rather unique stories that are touted as being "a little different each time". 

Currently, there are four different stories that can be experienced through Google's newest iOS app - Windy Day, Duet, Buggy Night, and Help. Spotlight Stories is available for free.

Download: Spotlight Stories (iOS)


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5 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7377; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I love these stories. I just wish Motorola would release their tools, so developers and consumers could also make these stories.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They (google) made it open source, not sure why the tools aren't?

2. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The 1st one is as the best one. :) Dag nabit! Release the update Vz!! 2013 Moto X!

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7377; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They already did for all Android devices.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Not 5.1.1 for the Verizon Moto X. We're still waiting.... Not that It'll matter much as I'm getting the 2015 Moto X as soon as it comes out.

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