Developer: Factyle, Inc
Price: free Download on the App Store
Cinemagramis an innovative new photo app that allows users to create hybrid images using pictures and video. The app may just be the new ‘big thing’ in social media, so if you are looking to stay ahead of the pop culture curb, this is the app for you.
Cinemagram has a simple premise: animate small portions of a picture with a moving image. To get started all you have to do is film an image for a few seconds and then choose which portion of the video you want to animate by swiping your finger over the picture. The rest of the video will stay frozen, and what you then have is a hybrid video/picture called a ‘cine’.
The app has an interface that is similar to the popular photo app Instagram. The Cinemagram layout has five sections: ‘friends’, ‘popular’, ‘capture’, ‘activity’ and ‘you’. The friends section shows the feeds of people that you follow. The popular section shows the most popular cines on Cinemagram. The other three sections show your recent most posts, stats, and allow you to capture an image and create cines.
The photo app, by the developers at Factyle, is a free download on the app store and is available for both the iPhone and iPad — it has also been optimized to fit the iPhone 5’s larger screen. Cinemagram will also allow you to connect with friends via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr at the push of a button. Every feature on the app is easy and simple to use.
Cinemagram is not a complicated app but users will definitely need to takes some time to get acquainted with it. After I had spent a few hours playing with the app I was able to make some fun and unique cines using my daughter.
Over all I really enjoyed using the app. The only downside is that Cinemagram is a relatively new app and does not have many users as of yet, so many of the cines I created have gone unseen by my friends and family. But if Cinemagram is an app that you end up enjoying, you can just begin inviting your friends and family and create your own group of followers.
Cinemagram offers a fun and exciting new way to view pictures, so I would recommend it to any appcraver user looking for a new twist on the photo taking app genre.