Instagram introduces Hyperlapse video app that produces time-lapse photography

Did you ever watch a stadium fill up using time-lapse photography and think it would be cool to shoot your own videos like that? Now you can. Instagram has launched its Hyperlapse app, that allows users to create high-quality time-lapse videos. Built in image stabilization means that the video comes out looking as though you had used a tripod to keep it steady. This allows you to film the time-lapse sequence even if you're on the move. Unlike Apple's own time-lapse feature that should be introduced on iOS 8, Instagram's Hyperlapse includes an option to control the playback speed of the video from 1x to 12x.

No account is required to sign in, and creating a time-lapse video requires nothing more than a single tap to capture video. Afterwards, you can upload your video to Facebook and Instagram, or save it to the camera roll on your device..

Instagram Hyperlapse is a free download, and is available for iOS devices only, from the Apple App Store. No word yet from Instagram about versions of the app for Android or Windows Phone.

source: InstagramHyperlapse, Instagram via MacRumors



1. AlikMalix unregistered

"Instagram Hyperlapse is a free download, and is available for iOS devices only, from the Apple App Store. No word yet from Instagram about versions of the app for Android or Windows Phone." Why is it when there's some new cool app news it's always iOS and rarely on android. Why do us android folks always have to wait or never even get it. It's absurd. They should be making apps for android first. We got 85% world market share and bigger screens in many sizes, and hardware ranging from worse to as good as iPhone 5s. They should have fun making all these versions for android. And they should make it for free. Only i5heep pay for their apps.

2. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

From what I see on the internet loads of Android owners are not into apps, these are the people with the low-end phones. I have a Lumia 1020 I won't get this until next Spring most likely....... We can't upload videos using the app yet, still in Beta........

3. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I wonder will a 6lapse app be made soon...

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2658; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Market share isn't the issue in regards to app development. Usage patterns and app engagement are far more important. For a lot of app types, iOS use is still considerably ahead of Android. By the way, I'm an Android user and I gladly pay for quality apps. App developers are not at your beck and call, nor are they responsible for your amusement. If you want quality apps, support the developers.

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

I would guess the answer is closely related to the Android-forbidden F word. You know what that is, right?

8. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

yes bcoz there are more device in android they have optimize for all the phones so it will take time iPhone have 2 models at current to its a easy for developer for ios regarding i cant say any thing windows as they are still in beta itself explains the reason

9. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

No what is it? LOL I just want a PA author to say it :P

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Lets see, because majority of iPhone users are dumb teenagers who use their phone mostly for texting, casual games and social media (ala this kind of crap) and are more willing to waste their parents money on apps and IAP, whereas Android users use their phones as, well, phones, and since they have the sense to choose Android, they probably have the sense to not splurge on apps and IAP. Also, people in general these days are so entitled, so obviously, Android ver. of apps get more complains if they don't work due to different devices. so yeah, if I were a app developer, I'd know where to go to earn the most money.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

reply to post #11 frydeaxiii, do not make up facts: If you do any quick research you'll know that iPhone owners are mostly made up of age group 24-40, and it's nearly equally for android as well. The age demographic for smartphone users regardless of OS is the same give or take a percent. Same as it is for teens both android and iOS teen user percentage is generally the same The only difference factor is older citizens - who prefer iOS due to extra effort iOS designers put in to make all features easy to use. The biggest differential is household income, for which iOS users on average are higher by a significant margin. This is not to put down an Android user - just makes more sense why iOS earns more revenue in the app department. My point is: you just called an iPhone user like me "a dumb teenager who uses phone for texting, games, and social media and willing to waste my parents money" When in fact demographics show that iPhone user and Android user ages are nearly the same. I am a 30+ contractor who uses his iDevices to run a business, edit home-made movies, a few other things, and yes, play games (I dont have time to play consoles - iOS games are pretty good). From now on I recommend that this guy's posts are completely ignored due to the gibberish he vomits in favor of his android religion.

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wow, looking at all your post, I'm pretty sure we're not the ones worshipping android here... I stand by what I said, because this is from personal experience and talking to other people. Android users don't splurge on apps and IAP simply because there are other ways to get the apps they need. I have a friend whose parents are millionaires, would splurge alot on apps and IAP when using his iPhone, but the moment he switched to Android (an S4 at the time), he wouldn't spend a cent to buy even the most well known apps, simply because he knows that I, an Android fan, knows how to pirate these apps for him. Sure there's JB for iOS to pirate apps too, but the process is so tedious to them (or they're simply too stupid to follow instructions, like really, I've seen people screw up a one button press JB before) that they rather just pay for the apps. But when there's an easier method to get them, easier to get than actually buying the app (Like MP3, it's easier to search Google and torrent, than to get iTunes to friggin work), why would they do it the hard way? After all, most people only care about themselves and what's convenient for them. So you can throw all the numbers you want, truth is, iOS users are the ones who pay simply because there's no way around it, so app developers favor them more.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

You do realize that what you're doing and suggesting to others (pirating software) is a federal offense. And you want to vouch for android users that they all do that? Speaking of being smart, I'd rather pay $.99 for an app than to risk going to prison, bro. Is $8-10 a month for apps really too much money? But to jailbreak an iPhone is simple, don't spread these lies. But that's not the case here is it? It's the face that you keep pushing that iOS users are dumb and teenagers and I corrected you. I also pointed out that more app revenue from iOS comes from on average higher household income which is a more sensible explanation, and you're still pushing that rooting device, risking possibly bricking it, just to avoid paying .99 cents is smart? What are you 12 years old?

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

A federal offense? How many people have actually been arrested or fined for that? Even Gameloft, who discovered that their Modern Combat 5 was pirated, couldn't do anything about it other than whine, even though they could easily narrow down the culprit since there were only what? 20 winners? For me I pirate simply as extended trial, if I enjoy the app and see that I am going to be using it for a long time, I buy it. If not I uninstall it. Unfortunately, not many people see it like I do. Like I said again, JB is an easy process, yet somehow people have managed to screw it up, just google it and you'll see how many people managed to fail this "simple" task. You pointed out that iOS revenue comes from higher household income? Well, like I said, my millionaire friend downright refuses to buy apps on Android simply because there is a free and almost just as easy way to get the apps he wants. And he's not the only one, 90% of the Android using people I know, don't pay for apps because it's just as easy to pirate them. So yes, I still stand by my statement that iOS users buy apps simply because there's no way to pirate them without a jailbreak, and I am also implying that if there was, then they'd be doing it too.

12. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Because you said it ios users pay for apps more than android users .. plus apple has its way of convincing developers to put apps in the app store first exclusively for a couple of months and in return apple puts the app right in front of you in the featured tab .. yes it's annoying and it pissses me off too .. but it is what it is .. but it's slowly and surely changing ..

14. AlikMalix unregistered

reply to post #12 quote: "apple has its way of convincing developers to put apps in the app store first" they all do, bro, it's business... So to point it out, Exclusivity in the app store/google play store comes evenly from preference from developer as much as promotions catered by above hosts to win-over exclusivity. Google even gone as far as buying out the developer to include certain exclusive content that was available on iOS. In my opinion it's a smart move. But fact remains: it is easier to develop for iOS. Some are drawn to marketshare, but iOS still earns more for developers as well. Not this one sided "fact" about Apple's "way" to convince devs for exclusive rights. Quit praying to Android, son of Google... it's just a phone...

16. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I'd rather be a son of GOOGLE praying to android than to be an uneducated iSheeep. And oh yes apple uses this more than Google .. Anyways Google is way ahead now even though after reaching 79.2% doom prophets stated it'll start dropping .. it's at 84.6% now. Face it iSheeep.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

what? I said Android was a son of Google, not you... can anyone clear up what GalaxyS5 wrote? I gave you facts, backed up by one of many articles. You just wrote jubbarish...

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dag-nab-it! This video cannot be played with your current setup -,- .. Oh windows..

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This app is amazing, never seen a cool new app in a while. I think PA should do a better job writing about these things being a phone site and all (even when Sammy is paying you now)

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Heh heh, don't need that, my phone has OIS, pffft iOS...Needing an app for everything...

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Forget my posts above: on a serious note, wasn't MSFT working on this technology. I'm pretty sure I saw an article here on PA about this, fully explaining how it works and such... BTW, I'm so getting this... Hopefully Android users get this soon - the more smoother movies on YouTube the better for all of us..

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