Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) just launched the new Chromecast-based Photowall application for iOS users on Monday. This unique new app lets users turn their phones into a photo frame that is interactive.
New Photowall app makes sharing images more fun
Perhaps what is the most interesting thing about this new app is that it is available for iOS only. There is no word on when or if Android users will get the app.
Photowall allows users to take a photo on their phone camera and send it to the big screen via Chromecast. Users can also do creative editing on the images with this app. After the Photowall session is complete, Google then generates a YouTube video of the entire experience. That video can then be shared with others who helped contribute to the Photowall session.
Chromecast is a dongle that connects to television sets and offers more internet options for those who don’t want to pay a lot of money for a smart television. At just $35, this handy little device is a really great buy.
9-to-5 Mac added, “Most recently, Chromecast picked up major support for Plex as the media manager has been positioning itself to own the Chromecast content management experience. Plex dropped its price of entry for Chromecast support to free as it enabled new photo upload features for its paying Plex Pass customers. Earlier this month, as we saw Google expand a number of its hardware and software services into other countries, we saw Chromecast support extend to Canada, the UK, and 9 more countries.”
Google branches out Chromecast
Just last month, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) launched Chromecast SDK to developers for support for casting into Android, iOS, Chrome, and other websites. It is all part of Google’s plans to expand the service. Right now, it seems that Google may be testing out this new app to see if it catches on in popularity.