Despite having launched in September 2014, Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is still iPhone-only. Now Microsoft has swooped in to give Android and Windows Phone users a similar hyperlapse video app.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile is now available on Android and Windows Phone. The app lets you create time lapse videos that speed up clips that’d normally take a long time to watch. Hyperlapse Mobile lets you capture video or import a clip that you’ve already captured and create a time lapse out of it. You can use both front and rear cameras to capture video, and your clips can be 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 times their normal speed. Once you’ve made your time lapse video, you can share it on social media and video sites.
The Hyperlapse Mobile app for Android is now in beta, and so you’ll need to join the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android Preview to download it. That’s a simple process that’ll see you joining the Google+ community, becoming a beta tester, then downloading the app from Google Play. As of this writing, Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android supports the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, One M8, One M9, and Xperia Z3. Microsoft says that support for more devices is coming soon.
If you’ve got a Windows Phone device, you can download Hyperlapse Mobile now from the Windows Store. It supports the Lumia 435, 530, 532, 535, 630, 635, 636, 638, 640, 640 XL, 730, 735, 830, 930, 1520, and One M8. Microsoft notes that phones with 512MB of RAM won’t be able to capture HD video.
It’s kind of a bummer to see that Instagram’s Hyperlapse app still hasn’t managed to make it to Android or Windows Phone several months after it launched on iOS, but this new Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile app looks like it’ll make a good substitute. The videos posted by Microsoft appear pretty smooth, and there are a wide range of devices supported by the Windows Phone app. Here’s to hoping that Microsoft expands support for the Android app soon.