Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Microsoft Hyperlapse lands on Android in Beta

Unlike those dimwits at Instagram, Microsoft has been hard at work making their Hyperlapse video app compatible on Android.

Currently in closed beta, where invited folks get to try it. The Hyperlapse video app operates very similarly to the Instagram version. The Microsoft version has a lot of kinks in it since it is in Beta but you can follow the G+ group dedicated to the Beta testers here.

If you want to be a Beta tester, then click the link here.

Now before you jump in, Microsoft is only testing the compatibility of certain devices running 4.4

Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Note 4 - 
Google Nexus 5 & 6, Nexus 9 tablet - 
HTC One M8 and M9 - 
Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact - 
OnePlusOne - 
LG G3 - 
Xiaomi Mi4 - 
Motorola Droid Turbo - 
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - 
Moto X - 
Moto G1 - 
Moto G2 - 
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Android Lapse App called Gallus

Before you run out of hope, there is an alternative to Microsoft's Hyperlapese on Android called Gallus. This is the only real contender to Hyperlapse as it is out of Beta but there seems  to be some teething problems on some devices.

Gallus developer, Dennis Forbes explains in his blog about the release and how he had made use of his algorithm to smoothen video feeds out. Apparently part of the problem is the hardware issues on different devices where the motion sensors are just not good enough to detect minute movements.

This was the primary complaint of Instagram when they said Hyperlapse wasn't possible on Android and gave up after smoking too much weed.

Microsoft on the other hand is quietly testing compatibility on every popular Android device. And they have gone as far as to add more devices once people come forward to test on their devices.

Gallus too is a work in progress. So if you fancy taking it out for a spin. You can do so on the Google Playstore.


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