Hyperlapse and Boomerang, Instagram's two iPad apps, next to each other - Image Credit Warenotice
On Thursday Instagram released version 1.1 of Boomerang, its GIF-like short video creator, with support for iPads.
Boomerang is a very simple app: its sole purpose is to create brief, looping videos that are stitched together from a collection of 10 photos captured in a burst by the app. These videos (which feel much more like GIFs) can then be quickly shared from within Boomerang to Instagram, Facebook, or your iOS device's photo library.
Also new in version 1.1 of Boomerang is the ability to use your iOS device’s flash while recording videos, as well as being able to stop holding the record button to stop recording video.
Boomerang joins Hyperlapse, a time-lapse video producer, as the only two Instagram apps available on iPads. Oddly enough, not even the actual Instagram app (the social network, not the company) is available on the iPad. Neither is Instagram’s other photo editing app, Layout, which combines multiple photos into one by placing them in a clean, organized grid.
Although Instagram is yet to release iPad versions of all of the its apps, at least two of its apps support the device. Hopefully more of the company’s apps will have iPad versions soon.