John Gruber:

“But while Microsoft was publishing research, Instagram was building an app that will soon be in the hands of hundreds of thousands of people.”

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2014/08/26/hyperlapse

Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app is free, and easy as heck to use:

“We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.”

http://blog.instagram.com/post/95829278497/hyperlapse-from-instagram


The only things I might like to see would be a usage meter to let the user know how much has been recorded, and the ability to import previously recorded video, rather than just living entirely in the app’s ecosystem – a change that the popular video app Vine introduced this week. My first attempt at recording a journey today was eventually lost as I ran out of space on my iPhone – but to be fair, expecting to record 40 mins+ of video on a 16GB model would be setting unrealistic expectations.
Really looking forward to the possibilities this little app can bring.