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Dayframe for Android app review

Dayframe is an Android app that turns your device into a digital art gallery

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If you’ve just upgraded to a more recent model of Android tablet and don’t know what to do with your old device, this app could give it a purpose. Basically it’s the equivalent of the iPad’s old Picture Frame app but with a social angle and many more features.

To get started you have the option to sign in to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Dropbox, 500px, Google+ or Twitter and grant the app permission to access images on your timeline. You can also pick one or more photo streams from a selection provided by the app that includes a range of artistic categories such as Street Art, Digital Art, Pop Music, Cinema and Graphic Design.

Because social networking feeds are constantly updated, you receive a self-refreshing stream of images that can reflect your activities or include some awesome, eye-catching pictures from the developers’ well-chosen sources.

You can preview the images as a montage and then press the Play icon to display them individually in glorious full screen with the details of the person who contributed them. Tapping on that person’s information redirects you to their social media account in a web browser.

This being a social app, you can also Like pictures you are impressed by if you are signed in and instantly add photos through your own social media account for people around you to see, which could be fun at parties.

For those times when you are not around, you can set cut-off conditions so that the app doesn’t run down your battery or use up your data plan should you lose wi-fi connectivity. Of course, the app isn’t restricted to old tablets and works just as well with new ones and on phones. On the latter, however, the tested version oddly works only in portrait mode.

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