Timelapse, the popular feature of the Google Earth service, was discovered by a developer in the Android app. This feature, which normally only opens on mobile or desktop devices over the Web, was run for the first time through Google’s app.
The Timelapse feature was first launched on Google Earth in 2016. Using old-school images, the service takes its users on a journey back in time and can go back to 1984 thanks to the millions of photos collected. When we look at the screenshots that have now emerged, this interesting feature has also started to wink at mobile applications. A software developer named Kyler was able to use the function through the Android app.
The Timelapse feature appeared in the Google Earth Android app!
A Twitter user named Kyler, who describes himself as a developer, shared a screenshot of Google Earth from the Android app with his followers. The developer surprised everyone by stating that it was able to run the Timelapse feature in an app for the first time.
As you can see, the Google Earth Timelapse feature adopts a different design in the app view. According to the photo Kyler shared, the android view of the function is as follows:
If you haven’t run this feature on Web devices yet, and you’re wondering, its design is different. On the Timelapse Web, it looks like this:
The Google Earth feature, which has quite significant differences in user interface, has a slider option that will make it easier to skip time. It is also possible to use various arrow buttons to jump to certain years. Other buttons include preferences such as street view and 3D view. It was also surprising that the service, which normally can go back to 1985, showed august 1, 1938 in the shared photo. The location clearly shows us the San Francisco of those dates.
Unfortunately, no verified information about Timelapse for Android is available at this time. Kyler said he obtained the image from the app, but there is no information on how it happened. If the user’s claim is correct, we can say that Google has now significantly improved the testing phase. Only in the future will we be able to fully learn this.
And what do you think of this particular feature? You can share with us the place and year you want to go, even if it’s a bird’s eye view!