Google was surprised by just how popular the Chromecast became shortly after its launch. Initially only released in the U.S., the $35 dongle saw “millions” of units being sold. Last week the company finally released it in an additional 11 countries. As it reaches more people across the globe, Google has been focusing on getting more apps for the dongle. It opened up the Chromecast SDK for everyone. The company itself has developed a new app for Chromecast, its called Photowall.
Photowall leverages Chromecast to turn the TV its connected to in an interactive photo frame. Even though the app is only available for iOS, and once Photowall is up and running through it, anyone with a compatible device can join in the fun by visiting a link on Chrome. Before photos are beamed up to the TV, users can doodle on them and can even add annotations.
All users connected to the Photowall will be able to beam images to the TV through Chromecast. Once everyone has finished adding their special touches, the app is capable of creating a YouTube video of the photo collage, which can then be shared with anyone on the internet.
Photowall for Chromecast is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
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