Google today announced the launch of two new experimental photography apps on iOS, which are designed to allow the company to test technologies like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding, and more.
Called “appsperiments,” the two apps include “Selfissimo” and “Scrubbies.” Selfissimo is an automated selfie app that captures a stylish black and white photo each time you change to a new pose, sort of like a photo booth. The app lets you tap to start a photoshoot, and then it encourages you to adopt different poses. Each time it detects a pause in movement, it snaps a photo.
Scrubbies lets you manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to create video loops of action scenes, funny faces, and replay moments. You can shoot a video directly in the app and then use swipe gestures to remix it.
Scrubbies and Selfissimo can both be downloaded from the App Store for free.
Google has also released experimental apps for Android devices, and, since the company say this is the “first installment” of a series, we can expect additional photography apps to be released in the future.