Google today launched three new Android apps into the Play Store, but they’re a bit different than apps like Google Maps, Chrome, Google Drive, and others.
The three new apps launched today actually come from Google Creative Labs. They’re called Landmarker, Tunnel Vision, and Lip Swap, and they’re all…well…they’re all kind of strange. Here’s what each of them does:
- Landmarker: As its name suggests, Landmarker is an app for pointing out landmarks near you. Rather than show you images of the landmark or other info, though, it’s just a black screen with white text that displays the name of the landmark and its distance from you. You can rotate your device and Landmarker will use your GPS to show you what’s nearby. The good news is that you can tap on a landmark to open it up in Google Maps to learn more about it.
- Tunnel Vision: This app is all about adding “transformative filters” to video. Tunnel Vision uses your device’s accelerometer to distort video in crazy ways, and you can pinch or pan “to alter your perception.” Trippy.
- Lip Swap: This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Using Lip Swap will let you swap new lips or eyes into an image, and you can record a clip that makes it looks like the person is talking.
Google says that Landmarker requires Android 4.2 or higher, while the other two apps required Android 5.0 or higher.
These apps are all pretty strange, which I suppose is part of the reason they came from Google Creative Labs. But they could be kind of fun to mess around with if you’re bored and and want to kill some time. If you want to check any of ‘em out for yourself, hit up the Google Play links below.