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Dayframe from Cloud.TV was just released as a beta app last week, and today it has hit version 1.0. This is an app that turns your Android device into a digital photo frame with a ton of options. The new update also includes something that will make upcoming KitKat-powered tablets much better as photo frames – immersive mode.

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This app pulls in images from online services like 500px, Instagram, and Flickr, but also grabs your photos from local storage and online social accounts. You can configure how you want the photos shown, navigate back and forth in the stream, share, and launch apps right from the slideshow. Dayframe now includes support for immersive mode on Android 4.4. In case you missed it, this is a feature that hides the status bar and navigation bar completely. It makes perfect sense for a photo frame to use it, but KitKat devices are currently in short supply.

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There will eventually be a Pro version of Dayframe with more options, but the free one seems more than competent right now. It works best with a stand, but you can install it on any Android device.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Vladimir

    Does anyone have a suggestion for N7 2013 stand?

  • Doctor Awesome PhD

    I'll be interested when it has a widget.

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    How often does it change photos? I'd be worried about screen burn-in.

    • Ivaylo Stoyanov

      If you have an AMOLED device, your worries are well-grounded. Otherwise, LCDs seem to be pretty safe from screen burn-in.

      • Pratik Holla

        I have an S3 which has an amoled display. Is using the daydream feature not good?

        • Ivaylo Stoyanov

          As long as it's not a static and/or bright one, it's okay.

    • http://mixwit.com Michael Christoff

      Dayframe dev here.

      It changes every 15s. We also move the clock slightly to account for burn in :)

      • Ben Baranovsky

        I absolutely love it when developers of popular applications take time to respond to their users' inquires. Keep up the awesome work! And nice job accounting for burn-in. :)

      • ddh819

        in the Flickr settings, why can't i pick my photostream? and is it possible to have the slideshow fill the entire screen (even the top notification bar) like a video player does?

        • http://mixwit.com Michael Christoff

          What do you mean you can't pick your photostream? If you mean your "feed" (like facebook) that is contact's photos.

          Yes, you can change the statusbar visibility in the settings. We're going to change this to hidden by default in the next revision due out soon.

          If you have anymore questions ping us at hi [at] cloud.tv. We can respond quicker there.

          • ddh819

            i actually mean my own photostream, which is all of your own recently uploaded pictures on flickr, rather than picking individual albums or sets

  • dextersgenius

    Very nice app, but would really wish it had:
    - Live wallpaper option (kind of like a daydream live wallpaper)
    - Photo-frame widget (would go really well with launchers like Aviate)

  • JeffColorado

    Awesome app. Very polished and intuitive. Have recommended to friends.

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