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A surprising open source app

Sprayscape is an app using both your phone’s camera and the gyroscope (detecting change of speed and orientation of the phone) to take 360 degree pictures.
Those virtual reality pictures will surprise you. If you change the way you touch the screen with your finger, the recorded pictures will be more or less neat. Take different elements, vary the neatness, the speed and look at your original and crazy pictures.

Sprayscape characteristics

- use the camera
- but also the gyroscope
- 360 degree pictures
- artistic and creative results
- first step toward V.R
- fun to use in a virtual-reality goggles (like Google Cardboard for example)
- open source code for developers
- sharing via social media
- free app
- does not require personal information, privacy protected

Simple to use for a fun-filled result

Sprayscape has the oddity to be very easy to use. A simple pressure of your finger on the touch-screen allows you to take an ellipse shaped picture of an element. By taking pictures of several elements, you are creating a patchwork. Vary the pressure and change the neatness of your picture, adding an artistic side to the app. This system reminds us of paint in cans (spray), probably inspiring the name of the app.
Another possibility to take pictures, continuously press the screen and turn as you want at your own speed. The result will be different.
These pictures are best looked at with a V.R goggles like the Cardboard from Google.

Perfect imperfect results

Google claims it, this app is « perfectly imperfect but it is also its strength. Sprayscape does not have the goal to give a perfect, smooth and aesthetic result. It is even quite the opposite. This app originality relies on the 360 degree picture with fuzzy and funny results.
Let’s remind us that the code of the app is in open source, available for any developers to improve it as he/she wants.
Let your imagination run free and take more and more surprising V.R pictures.

Category : Entertainment

Reviews (27)

jay. s. Nov 22, 2019     

Not working. As soon as I launch the app it gets closed by itself in very next second. But the concept looks good. I want to try it. Help me use it.

imm. e. Jan 3, 2020     

Works great. Are the results somewhere on disk as equirect images? Samsung tab s3

Kil. R. Jan 20, 2021     

Very bad you cannot capture a "360°" photo as described in description

Kah. L. Mar 31, 2019     

this "experimental VR camera app" is kinda useless. Google hasn't even bothered to update it for 2 years

Me. T. Dec 4, 2018     

Open and crushes on Huawei. Fix needed! Pls!

Mig. F. Apr 28, 2021     

The ca,era is inverted

Dan. Aug 29, 2017     

Opens - crashes, opens - crashes, opens-crashes. You get the idea. Downloaded as the principle seemed great, I can't offer a review of the software as the software doesn't function. Hopefully an update will be released that actually works as it seems to have potential.

Ben. B. Nov 28, 2017     

Opens and crashes. Please fix so I can update my review. Concept sound great.

Mih. M. Jul 19, 2017     

It just force closes on startup, although it sounds like a cool concept and I'd like to try it out.

Jak. C. Sep 6, 2017     

Opens and straight away crashes. All permissions allowed, Galaxy S8.

T.Z. M. Aug 25, 2017     

Fun app works on my samsung galaxy j7v...wish it would let me have the option of taking a normal photo sphere pano with the option to paint scape edit it...would be a great all in one app if it did that.

She. N. Jul 4, 2017     

Was good, then it randomly refused to open. Currently worthless.

Don. L. Jan 6, 2017     

Creative effect. Not what i was after but really cool.

Ibr. B. Jan 31, 2018     

Didn't work on Android 📱 nougat

P. H. Jun 19, 2017     

Crashes immediately upon loading.

Eri. F. Mar 4, 2018     

Opens then immediately crashes.

Ung. May 9, 2018     

Its fuchin not working in my nokia 3

Seg. Dec 18, 2017     

Looks awesome, can't use it, crashes upon opening on honor 8.

Hen. W. D. Dec 23, 2016     

Always closed automatically after launched

Ben. S. Mar 9, 2017     

Funny how this app by Google doesn't support the latest Google camera API and it's upsidedown on a Google Nexus 5X

Mir. Nov 16, 2017     

App crashes on Moto M

Osk. H. Jun 20, 2017     

Crashes immediately

OPA. Jan 29, 2019     

the best

Gre. T. Nov 30, 2016     

Clearly anyone giving this app 1 or 2 stars didn't read the description or watch the video. It is also possible they are just too stupid to use it correctly. Don't be like the 100's of stupid people who so far did not read about the app first and gave it only 1 star. I can't wait to see this app in a few updates. Definitely a keeper

Mar. K. Oct 13, 2016     

The app wants to provide what Google already accomplished a few years ago with the photosphere in their camera app on Nexus devices. But it didn't improve or even live up to the photosphere, unfortunately. I hope they'll make it better over time, especially since 360°-cameras are getting cheaper

A. G. u. Oct 13, 2016     

Stop freaking out and comparing this to Photospheres because they even say it's imperfect and messy and is meant to be a fun and creative toy. I do think though this has the right idea, if perfected, to be a great way to capture Photospheres without the tedious stitching and whatnot.

Ric. W. Oct 15, 2016     

Why did Google even create a app like this. Get lots of blurry images and overall it looks like a big mess and don't think it will be useful for many even in vr.