13

I am looking for an Android app that will take a picture every set number of seconds.

The way I'd like to use the app is as follow:

When I'll be going on a family trip to a remote city by car, I'd like to install my Android phone on a phone holder, start the app, configure the number of seconds (e.g. every 1 second) and hit the "start" button. Then the app would take a picture of whatever is in front of it (and in front of the car) every second and save it somewhere on the device. When I get to my destination, I hit the "stop" button and the app stops taking pictures.

Then, when I get the chance to plug my phone to my laptop, I unload the images and possibly make a movie of the ride to the remote city.

The features that are required:

  • Android 4+ (phone or tablet)
  • Time allowed between snapshots must be at least between 1 second and one month (could be more than one month, and/or less than one second)
  • No limit to the number of pictures taken (other than the device memory)
  • 1920x1080 resolution must absolutely be available as a picture size (or a better 16:9 resolution)
  • No or low image compression, I need good image quality
  • A way to evaluate the app without having to pay
  • On/off button or equivalent; I don't want to have to hold the 'take picture' button

The features that are good to have:

  • Free
  • I'd like the screen to stay on the whole time so I know it's working
  • Insertion of the latitude/longitude information into the picture meta data (I think it's possible by just taking normal pictures on a phone)
  • Possibility to decide where to save the images on the device
  • 1
    Your requirements puzzle me... You want to be able to set it to one month time between snapshots and you also want the screen to stay on the whole time! I am puzzled where that would be useful... – Ryan Weaver Nov 23 '16 at 18:20
2

For an easy solution, checkout Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile

This app creates a hyper lapse (movie) for you, without you having to pull the pictures off of your phone and upload them and create a video, etc.

When you open the app, you can either take a new hyper lapse, or import an existing video that you want to convert to a hyper lapse.
After you have imported or recorded a video, you can choose what speed to export it (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, or 32x)
Hyperlapse also does impressive stabilization, so the end result is a smooth video.

Here is an example video I put together of what it can do

0

Framelapse Pro meets almost all of your requirements (currently $2.99)

  • Android 4+ (phone or tablet)
  • Time allowed between snapshots must be at least between 1 second and one month (Framelapse Pro allows from 0.1 seconds up to 24 hours)
  • No limit to the number of pictures taken (other than the device memory)
  • 1920x1080 resolution must absolutely be available as a picture size (or a better 16:9 resolution)
  • No or low image compression, I need good image quality
  • On/off button or equivalent; I don't want to have to hold the 'take picture' button

Other Features:

  • Custom self timer to delay recording start: This is helpful to prevent camera shake from starting the recording.
  • Front and back camera support
  • Zoom and autofocus options

  • White balance control: (auto, incandescent, fluorescent, warm-fluorescent, daylight, cloudy-daylight, twilight, shade) as well as White Balance Lock

  • Exposure compensation: (+2 EV, +1 EV, +0 EV, -1EV, -2EV) as well as Exposure Lock

  • Color filter effects: (none, mono, negative, solarize, sepia, posterize, aqua)

  • Custom bit rate

  • Displays length of time-lapse video being recorded

  • Custom storage directory to store the video if your device supports it

  • Change video frame rate (default, 24fps, 25fps, 30fps)

  • Displays length of time-lapse video being recorded

  • Set video duration to automatically stop recording (or infinity)

I have used this app and it has done very well for me. Here is an example video I put together.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.