Mountain View-based tech giant Google has now introduced Appsperiments, which comprises of three new camera applications for Android and iOS – the trio is the first installment in a series of apps that Google will unveil.
Appsperiments focuses on using the images captured by your smartphone camera and smartly organizing it using machine learning. Google said in a blog post that all this happens locally on your device. The three apps, namely Storyboard, Selfissimo, and Scrubbies come with different implementations.
What is Google Appsperiments
After getting a remarkable all-time high score in the DxO mark with the Pixel 2, Google is looking to make cameras more intuitive. This time, the company is relying on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.
This will be done in different ways by the Appsperiments apps. While it is an umbrella term, there are three apps that have been announced as the first installment from Google. Here is what the Appsperiments trio will do.
The first app in the package will stylize your videos into single-page comic layouts. You have to simply shoot a video and load it into the app. Once this is done, the app will select the best frames and make a comic layout where you can choose from 6 visual styles.
Apart from this, you can refresh and get a different one if you want as there are 1.6 trillion different combinations it works with. This app is there for Android only. You can get Storyboard here.
Dedicated to the love of selfies, Selfissimo is an app that clicks monochrome selfies. You have to open the app and tap on the screen, and the app starts clicking selfies automatically.
Tap again to stop and you will get a stylized album. You can either save the entire album or selected images from it. You can get it for Android as well as iOS.
Finally, the last app in the trio allows you to manipulate the playback speed of any videos. You can set a video to play in loops, slow motion, fast-forward it. Scrub the video with two fingers to capture and share the selected playback.
Currently, Scrubbies from the Appsperiments package is an iOS exclusive for now, however, the Android version should be available in the coming weeks.