Google Cloud Spin Demo at Google Developer Group Event

Google Cloud Spin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Earlier this week, I was fortunate to be able to take part in an exciting technology demonstration.

I attended a Google Developer Group (GDG-DC) event that focused on the Google Cloud Platform–a platform for developing and hosting websites and applications–and featured a really cool application that is powered by the platform. The GDG-DC event was held on July 27, 2015, at Capital One’s headquarters in McLean, VA, and Capital One sponsored the event.

The event showcased Google Cloud Spin, an Android-based app that uses multiple smartphones that are configured and positioned in a way to generate a single snapshot of a subject in a 180-degree spin.

After the overview of how the app works, the audience was invited to take part in the demo.

Here’s how the demo worked.

The participant stood at a designated spot in front of a row of 10 interconnected smartphones that were on tripods and positioned in a semi-circle. The participant then jumped in the air, and the cameras worked in unison to generate a mid-air snapshot.

Behind the scenes, the app worked by taking the photos, uploading the images to the cloud, and mending the images together for a seamless 180-degree spin.  The resulting spin was then made available as a .GIF image.

The spins are reminiscent of a scene in a science-fiction movie wherein a character appears to defy time and gravity as she/he is suspended in the air amid a frozen backdrop.

Anyway, my wife and I both participated in the demo.

It was fun!

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