As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.
Face2GIF, Because Static Selfies Are so Last Year
The Internet loves GIFs. Whether you pronounce it with a hard or a soft G doesn’t matter, the humble GIF is the obvious vessel of choice for short clips of comical accidents and cats eating lollipops. I challenge anyone to tell me with a straight face that they’ve never encountered at least one animated GIF that made them laugh or just say “Aww.”
GIFs are also frequently used as image-based responses in forums, with XDA being no exception. While it’s pretty easy to find an animation for nearly any response you could ever want to make, what about if you wanted to perhaps make your animated offering a little more personal?
XDA Senior Member icechen1 created an application that allows you do just that. It’s called Face2GIF. And although you can probably guess exactly what it does, I’ll explain it anyway. The app uses your device’s front facing camera to record your face and then allows you to turn the recording into a small animated GIF. This is perfect for capturing and sharing a reaction to something when a simple emoticon just doesn’t cut it.
The recorded images can be shared to other apps directly from Face2GIF and are also archived in the application’s built in gallery. Image quality, looping, and frames per second are adjustable as well, as the ability to add captions or vignettes to the image.
Check out the application thread and never have to take another boring static self-facing photo ever again.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between Cyanogen, Inc and CyanogenMod developers, as well as Cyanogen OS and the CyanogenMod ROM that so many XDA users love. The entities surrounding each of these are sometimes different and sometimes intertwined. We’ve gotten messages and comments requesting for a clearer distinction between these for future reference, which is why we are writing this feature. Let’s start...
Android Lollipop 5.1.1 has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the new Google Cell Service and what we know about it and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...