Posted 11/07/2013 at 12:51 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Remember those digital photo frames from a few years back (you probably have one lying around somewhere)? Well, just when you thought the concept had all but died, the personal photo slideshow is back and this time it’s taking over your Android device.
A new app by developer Cloud TV, who also brought us the brilliant HD Widgets, aims to make the most of any old mobile devices that you have gathering dust by transforming them into continuously updating digital photo frames.
With the speed that technology advances these days, there is sure to be an old smartphone or tablet gathering dust in a draw somewhere. What better way to put it to good use than to display some photos? Dayframe is a completely no-frills app; all it really does is displays images, preferably on a tablet.
Of course, you may be wondering what the point of such an app is, especially if you already have an unused digital photo frame lying around. Well, unlike photo frames that simply display photos from an SD card, Dayframe has the ability to gather photos from various online sources, such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, 500px, Twitter, and Google+. Moreover, if that’s not enough, the app will grab photos from your device’s album as well.
You select the image sources you wish the app to display and Dayframe will display them in an excellent Pinterest-style interface. From here, you simply tap on the play button and let the slideshow do its thing. It is simple, and it’s pretty darn good, especially if you have a tablet that would not be doing anything otherwise.
Dayframe is still currently in beta mode, with an official release scheduled for November 12. You are more than welcome to sign up for the beta program over at the app’s Google+ Community page. However, as always, the experience will not be entirely smooth as the developers work on fixing some last-minute issues.
When Daytime does launch, it will be free to download from the Google Play Store.