Wednesday, February 26, 2014

On my iPhone…Artkick

 
Artkick icon
 
Since our friend gifted us a Google Chromecast, I have been finding a number of ways to put it to work. By default, when the Chromecast isn't streaming something, it shows a slide show of some lovely pictures. I have been wanting to put my own pictures on their instead, but it was only with the recent release of the SDK for Chromecast that apps have been appearing to do that. Of several I checked out, Artkick seems to give me the most of what I want. I can select an album of photos from my iPhone, Flickr Account, Facebook and others, import those photos into the app and then present a revolving slide show on the big TV, even with my iPhone off. The app is a bit rough on the edges in this first Chromecast compatible version, but it does work and has allowed me a great window into my photos during the day.
 
From the iTunes App Store...

Add art to your world by turning your internet connected HDTV into an interactive picture frame. Artkick allows your iPhone or iPad to operate like a remote control that casts images onto your TV, while also displaying information and sometimes videos. With Artkick you'll explore and learn more about your favorite art and images every day.

Artkick screen 1Artkick screen 2


Previously in "On my iPhone/Android…":

"On my iPhone…" is a new series from TechnologyIQ, sharing real world examples of how I use my iPhone, interesting apps and more

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