Seene for Android: seene.co/android
Seene for iOS: seene.co/ios
I’m not going to talk too much about this brilliant app, because you know what they say: “Seene-ing is believing”. I promise I’ll stop with the lousy puns but on one condition only: you need to check this thing out!
The app is exactly what it says on the tin, in that it allows you to “share life in 3D” – a bit like Instagram, but all in 3D! You create the Seene (that’s what these pictures are called) by slowly moving around an object and then you can even add filters to your creation. To enjoy the final product, you can tilt your phone in your hand (or hover the mouse around the image on a desktop) and see around an object, so to say. If you’re familiar with the commercial for that Amazon Fire failure of a phone, you might recall some scenes (I swear this one was really wasn’t intended) where people look at various things on the phone (be it photos or even maps) and as they tilt the phone in their hands, they can see more, almost like looking inside a box but from the flat surface of a phone.
In addition to my stopping the jokes, I guarantee you will get tonnes of fun out of the app by trying to create more and more spectacular Seenes (not only is the cat above 3D, but it also OPENS AND CLOSES ITS EYES AS YOU MOVE AROUND IT!!! WOW!) and maybe even win a free Google Cardboard if you enter Seene’s competition. All you have to do is tweet someone else’s Seene using the hashtag #seeneVR and you’re in. I already secured my prize, although it hasn’t arrived yet.
Go on and try it already!
Yesterday I received my Google Cardboard from the competition I mentioned and of course I had to Seene it (see below). What can I say about it? It’s very addictive and I ended up downloading all the Cardboard apps – space journeys, roller coaster rides, VR galleries, you name it. It’s like seeing a 3D film but inside your head. Got a bit of a headache now, but I regret nothing! The good news is that if you can’t get your hands on one of these for free, they are quite cheap anyway, or at least that’s the case with this very basic model. If you want more quality, you’ll have to pay the price.