Google’s New Appsperiments: StoryBoard & Scrubbies

Almost everyone has a smartphone with an efficient camera and toning effects to capture the beautiful moments. Moreover, with the exquisite editing apps, you can make them perfect.

With the advent of technology, cameras are only getting smarter and smarter. As has always been the intent, Google has been working on making apps to make your photographic experience better than ever.

It is believed that the next-gen of cameras will have the capability to blend hardware and computer vision algorithms that work on an image’s semantic content.

The development of such apps comes under the name appsperiments. Google got inspiration from the success of Motion Still, an app which converts short videos to time lapses and cinemagraphs with the help of experimental stabilization and rendering technologies. The app is available for both, iOS and Android.

Google has launched a couple of apps under appsperiments. Two of them are Storyboard and Scrubbies. The apps hinge on stylization algorithms, person segmentation, object recognition, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.

Let us take a look at both the apps and know what they can do to amaze you!


google storyboard app

Storyboard is an app that converts your video into a single-page comic layouts. This is a part of creative photography which will amaze all photography and comic book lovers. The best part is the whole process happens on your Android itself. The app is available for Android as of now. All you need to do is shoot a video and upload it to Storyboard, rest will be taken care of. The app will automatically select interesting video frames, layouts and convert your video into comic book like visual, which is quite cool. You can save it instantly. Moreover, you can always refresh the style and format by swiping down the screen. According to Google, there are approx 1.6 trillion different possibilities.

So, capture a video, upload it to Storyboard and the app will get you the results and keep on refreshing the looks until you get the one you like.



If you love to make GIFs or Boomerang kinda photos, then you will surely love Scrubbies. The app is available for iOS as of now. With the app, making cool and riveting video loops is easier than ever. You can control and modify speed and direction of video playback to point out the funny actions, chucklesome faces, replay moments in the video loops. As mentioned in Google Research Blog, “Shoot a video in the app and then remix it by scratching it like a DJ. Scrubbing with one finger plays the video. Scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it.”

All you need to do is capture a video within the app itself. Once the video is made, swipe it with a finger to play back. Now, swipe it with two fingers to record the playback. The looping video will be created. You can save or share the outcome.

So, with these new apps, make your own story of classic moments and funny faces. Do install the apps and let us know what do you think of them in the comments.

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