Your Memories Don’t Stand Still – So Why Should Your Photos?

Related Article
Culture
What Do You Think of Instagram’s New Look?
Read Article

If the nostalgic side of you that can’t give up on instant cameras is constantly in conflict with the side that’s forced to live on your phone 24/7, you’re in luck because there’s a new kid on the app block. Entitled Polaroid ‘Swing’, it has been designed with a mission to “reimagine photography for the mobile era” by creating an entirely new visual medium: the moving photograph.

Tech geeks will find comfort in the fact that the app is backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, while art aficionados will love the fact that photographer Cole Rise – who designed Instagram’s original filters – oversees creative direction as Polaroid’s first artist-in-residence since Andy Warhol. So what does all this hype translate to for you?

In three words or less: plenty of laughs. Polaroid Swing allows you to capture memories by taking one-second snapshots that are brought to life. And, it goes without saying, these animated photos can then easily be shared on social media. The app is currently available for iPhone, and promises to be accessible to Android users soon.

Admittedly, it sounds a lot like Instagram’s Boomerang feature, but the videos taken with Polaroid Swing come alive when you drag your finger horizontally across the screen of your phone or swing it from side to side. Curious to give it a go? Move your cursor across any of the photos on this page to see for yourself, and then download the app for free by clicking here – finally, a more dynamic way to share your cannonball skills with the rest of the world.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Click to get the latest news on your device
You can stop notifications at any time.
Unsubscribe from our notifications
Click to unsubscribe from notifications on this device.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Connect using Facebook Messenger