Instagram has just launched its second app called HyperLapse, which lets users capture time-lapse videos using the camera on their iPhones (yes this is an iOS exclusive as of now). The app uses several algorithms to let you capture super-fast yet stable time-lapse videos.
Based on my initial impressions and on the videos put up by Instagram, the technology behind HyperLapse is much more superior than the technology in any other time-lapse app for the iPhone. But for me what sets this app apart is the interface. It is just so easy to use – you start of by recording a video, once you are done recording the video you decide what speed you want your video to run in, and you are done!
I strongly believe in simplicity, and I think that is exactly what will help Instagram differentiate itself from the others. I’ve always found time-lapse photography to be too much work, but with HyperLapse, that isn’t the case. That is why I am expecting this app to be a game-changer.