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Google brings Spotlight Stories to iOS

by Brandon Russell | July 23, 2015July 23, 2015 5:20 pm PDT

Google on Thursday released its Spotlight Stories app for iOS, something Android users will be intimately familiar with. The series is designed to tell more immersive stories by utilizing a phone’s sensors to make the content more meaningful.

Immerse yourself in a world of storytelling made just for mobile. Engineers and critically-acclaimed filmmakers are bringing stories to life using the latest advances in mobile technology. Using 3D and 2D animation, 360-degree spherical cinema-quality video, sound sphere audio, and sensor fusion techniques, the screen is now a window into a story that unfolds all around you. Look anywhere, follow individual characters, watch it over again and again.

The four different stories include Windy Day, Buggy Night, Duet and Help, and come from some big names; Duet was created by animator Glen Keane, while Help was made by Justin Lin, who directed the most recent Fast & Furious movie.

Google Stories requires iOS 8 or newer and is available now for free.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...