Google's Photowall app to let users display photos on Chromecast-enabled TVs

Google is looking to expand the number of apps for its streaming dongle, by letting third-party developers use Chrome Experiment to develop apps.
By Ananth Baliga   |   March 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM   |   Comments

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March 24 (UPI) -- Google has launched an app thats lets users display photos from their phones, tablets and laptops to a television using the Chromecast device.

The app called Photowall is the latest from Chrome Experiment, software created by Google for third-party developers to create their own apps for the streaming device. The app works with both Android- and iOS-enabled phones. The idea is to allow users to share their photos to a group of people rather than having to pass their smartphone around.

"Photowall for Chromecast is a new Chrome Experiment that lets people collaborate with images on the TV -- using phones or tablets," the app description reads. "Anyone can take a picture and send it to a Photowall to instantly see it on the big screen."

The app comes with picture-editing tools that will let users doodle and make notes on the photos, and then display them on TV screens. It will also create a Youtube montage so that users can share their photo creations easily.

Also, other users do not have to have the app installed on their devices. They can access the web-based interface and add doodles and annotations on the pictures, making it a more participatory experience.

Photowall is available for Apple iOS devices through the App Store, and will be available for Android in the Google Play store starting Monday.


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