Giphy Cam is a free video/animations app that’s been a leading tool for social media addicts on iOS. It has finally come to Android.
DIY easy animation
Giphy Cam users can make gif files directly from their mobile device in a few different ways—from a video snippet recorded through the app, shooting 5 still frames or selecting images that are already on the device. Giphy then links and loops them into an animation.
Once satisfied with the gif, users can save it, send it via SMS or share it to social media.
It’s got a massive 5-star average on the customer ratings.
One thing that has made GiphyCam a success on iOS is its social-networking appeal. Giphy Inc’s own marketing heavy-handedly endorses this. It suggests that animated gifs give users ‘a better way to say LOL’. It asserts them as a successor to old-fashioned emojis.
The app also includes filters and special effects that let users add all sorts of extras. It’s all good fun for the right audience: that audience probably likes Snapchat.
Since October 5, in its first five days on Android, Giphy Cam was yet to crack 5,000 downloads. The Android market for gif creators is perhaps more competitive that the iOS one was when Giphy launched there.
Gif Camera and the aptly named Gif creator both rate 4 out of 5 in the Play Store and both have well established user bases
Still, early Play Store responses have been positive, with an average Android user rating of 4.5. The iOS success of GiphyCam suggests it may yet go big after a slow build.