Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies: Google's new photography apps with experimental technology

Nettie James
December 12, 2017

Google has introduced three photography apps which are part of a new series that it has dubbed as photography "appsperiments".

Storyboard is only available for Android, Scrubbies is only available for iOS, and Selfissimo! is available for both Android and iOS. The three experimental photography apps in question are called Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies.

The new program launched took its inspiration from the Google's Motion Stills app, which was a release of a year ago with the objective of taking developing technology from Google and turning that technology into actual applications. The application automatically select interesting frames from the video, lays them out and applies one of the six available styles.

Google says the new program has been inspired in part by Motion Stills, an app developed by researchers at Google that converts short videos into cinemagraphs and time-lapse videos using image stabilisation and rendering technologies. Described as "an automated selfie photographer", Selfissimo! takes a black-and-white shot whenever you stop moving.

The Storyboard app is now only available only on Android and it will transform your videos into a storyboard-style layout as seen in comic books.

Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies: Google's new photography apps with experimental technology

Another feature that Android Police spotted during its teardown of v15 is pre-call support for dual-SIM handsets. Google claims that there are more than 1.6 trillion combinations of arranging the pictures.

The final app, called Scubbies, is a playful way to speed up and slow down your videos. "(The default disclosure tells us "what", but you must disclose to the user "why")", the message explained. You will soon be able to tap a "start" button at the bottom of the screen with the details about your transit journey.

Google released a trio of "appsperiments" that'll let users have more fun with their photos and videos. This means that you can create stylish video loops that highlight actions, capture amusing faces, and replay moments; sort of like mixing the video by scratching it sort of like what DJ does to music.

After you shoot a video clip, you can use two fingers to make unique loops that go fast and slow - or forward and back in time.

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