Google Photowall for Chromecast available for iOS and Android

Google has released a new application that allows users to share their photos from a phone, tablet, or computer to a Chromecast connected TV. Photowall, is a project from Chrome Experiements, a site that focuses on web experiments that are built using HTML5 and JavaScript using open web technologies such as Canvas, WebGL and WebRTC. 

To use PhotoWall, you must first download the application to your iOS, Android or use a computer with a supported browser and initialize a session. This will then allow you to share photos to your TV or computer (where Chromecast is not available). If you'd like you can send a code to your friends and have them join your session so they can post photos and add to your collage. Those in the PhotoWall session will have the ability to draw doodles, upload photos (supported formats include .jpg, .png, .gif), and also remove content they have uploaded. The host will have the option to manage all of the photos on the collage and can remove any photos uploaded to the session. 

Lastly, PhotoWall will create a YouTube video of the session which will be uploaded to the hosts YouTube account. The video will be initially uploaded in private mode which the host can then set to public if they desire. While simple, Photowall is an interesting experiment by Google to showcase the creative side of the Chromecast. 

The application is currently available for iOS and Android 

Source: Engadget via Google PhotoWall | Image via Google

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yeah bro! Google totally copied Windows 8 so hard core with those rectangular photos (normal photos are of course circular) and then totally metroed it up by laying them out in a grid!

Busted!!!!!

TheCyberKnight said,
Wow. Google stuff keeps looking more and more like Windows 8 (Modern) UX.
Who would have thought 2 years ago...

Yep. Pretty much =). Windows is the new trend setter for Google and Apple. No one predicted that 2 years ago I dont think =).

Digital photo walls are not really a new concept and usually are square in form. Ive seen photo and video walls done on a large scall each display showing something different. Yea, they look like Metro but doesnt mean it is or designed to do so.

techbeck said,
Digital photo walls are not really a new concept and usually are square in form. Ive seen photo and video walls done on a large scall each display showing something different. Yea, they look like Metro but doesnt mean it is or designed to do so.

Doesnt mean it wasnt either. Multi-sized photos looks a lot like my WP8 display screen.

Scabrat said,

Doesnt mean it wasnt either. Multi-sized photos looks a lot like my WP8 display screen.

True, but again, not a new concept by any means. Others do copy metro or elements from metro including the flat look (like the Google logo). But you can obviously tell what was copied and what just happened to be a new take on an old idea. It just seems that to many, squares = metro.

Just give it a few months/years; People will get used to it and then Google will get axe it, integrating all of the "features" into Google+