Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies


All three apps are available at the Google Play Store. Selfissimo is avaialable on both iOS and Android. These apps are created to take the potential of mobile photography to greater heights using the latest technology available in smartphones, and the new apps are described as "usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology". It is partly inspired by Google's Motion Stills app that was first introduced a year ago. The app will select one of six visual styles after a video is loaded into the app. Google claims that there are 1.6 trillion different possibilities of making comic strips using the app.

The Appsperiments were inspired by the success of Google's existing Motion Stills app, which creates cinemagraphs and time lapses using experimental stabilisation and rendering technologies.

Aside from the new Assisted Dialling feature, Google has also modified the Phone app to feature a white navigation bar on Android 8.1 Oreo-running devices. The app will take a photo each time you change poses or move the phone slightly to trigger the next photo. This one lets users turn their videos into a single-page comic, picking out frames and laying them out on its own.

Scrubbies (iOS only) is a video manipulator - think of it like record scratching, but for video.

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By the looks of it, the Storyboard app looks like an enhanced version of the Prisma app, but it is limited to Android for now.

Next up is Selfissimo, which is available for iOS and Android. It lets users scrub video in either direction at varying speeds and captures the action as they scrub.

The accessibility framework is useful to simulate text entry or screen taps, but ad fraudsters had worked out how to generate fake clicks without the user noticing, so Google started a crackdown, giving app developers 30 days to comply. The company says that it is researching "radically new creative mobile photo and video applications" as cameras will soon be able to recognise "semantic content" of an image in the future. "Scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it", Google interaction researcher Alex Kauffmann explained in a post.