Google's 'Just a Line' Augmented Reality app is a must-try
In what is being termed as an Augmented Reality (AR) experiment by the company, Google has launched 'Just a line' - a free app that lets you doodle in AR mode. Developed by Google Creative Labs, the app lets you draw in 3D space and then allows you to export and share your creation as a short video clip. Here's all about it.
You can draw just about anything on 'Just a line'
How to start? Well, just launch the app, point your device's camera at something and start doodling on the screen. Your creation will resemble those filters you see in Instagram or Snapchat stories but with a twist - your work will be floating in the air. And, all you need is a device that supports ARCore, Google's SDK on which this app has been created.
Devices that currently support ARCore
ARCore works on 13 different models right now: Google's Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7 and S7 edge; LG's V30 and V30+ (Android O only); ASUS's Zenfone AR; and OnePlus's OnePlus 5.
Just in Line is inspired by Google's Tilt Brush
Google's latest AR experiment, the Just in Line app, is based on the company's previous app, Tilt Brush. While Tilt Brush also allows you paint in 3D space with virtual reality, the app works only with VR-compatible devices. On the other hand, Just in Line only requires an Android phone which supports ARCore.