Photography apps by Google
after LaunchinG phenomenal camera capabilities on its Pixel smartphones, Google is now extending its expertise to other smartphones by launching three photography apps: Storyboard for Android, Selfissimo! for iOS and Android, and Scrubbies for iOS only. These three new apps are part of Google’s ‘appsperiments’ program that Google says is about usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology. The blog post on ‘Research at Google’ explains that “the ‘appsperimental’ approach was inspired in part by Motion Stills, an app developed by researchers at Google that converts short videos into cinemagraphs and time lapses using experimental stabilisation and rendering technologies. Our appsperiments replicate this approach by building on other technologies in development at Google.” These new apps rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylisation algorithms, and efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.