BitByBit for iOS fails to impress

Don't expect to be wowed by this puzzling app.

The publisher of BitByBit for iOS touts it as the "original brain training video," which had us intrigued. But after we spent some time with it, it just left us scratching our heads. All we can say about it is that it's a video-creation tool that takes still images and morphs them into a slowly-moving video.

BitByBit for iOS opens with the main menu, which includes three nondescript buttons. Not sure where to go, we tapped the button that looked like it would contain settings and possibly a help feature. From there, we could select a language from a long list. But, sadly, no help feature. So we tapped another button, which took us to the image-creation feature. A little bat character does offer a little guidance and walked us through the process of adding our two images, which involves either snapping an image with your camera or letting the app access your Camera Roll. There is also a feature that lets you do both -- select a picture from your Camera Roll and then snap a picture that goes on top of it -- and it creates an odd effect. Once our images were added, we added a mask by painting the area in our first image that we wanted to keep. A Brush tool lets you fine-tune your mask, and the Preview let us speed up or slow down the time lapse. The final result was, well, a little disappointing. The mask cutout we created in our first image faded into the second image. That was about it.

At the end of the day, BitByBit for iOS works, but we weren't impressed enough by the results to want to use it again. However, if you like playing around with images, this app might be worth your time and money.

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