The $35 Google Chromecast is fantastic if you want to transfer stuff from phone to TV, and it just got a whole lot better. A bunch of Googlers have developed a new app called Photowall which lets many phones transfer images at the same time to a Chromecast-equipped TV, for collaborative photo viewing.
We had said that the recently released Google Chromecast SDK will lead to big things and this is the first one from Google’s own stable. Photowall will require a Chromecast connected to your TV and a smartphone, with all of those devices simultaneously connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Once you’re set up, you and your friends can start sending photos directly to the big screen. When you’re finished, a YouTube video of your Photowall is automatically generated, which is perfect for sharing with everyone who took part.
Photowall is a free app and another one of the creative things you can do with Chromecast. It is currently available on iOS and Android. You can find out more at www.chrome.com/photowall or grab the free app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Currently, Photowall seems to be available in only a few countries. It didn’t work for us on Indian and Australian IPs, but works fine in the US. Google says you can also try out Photowall without a Chromecast.