Just a Line app is an AR experiment that lets users make simple drawings in augmented reality and then share the creation with a short video. Users can draw on their own or with a friend, then hit record and share what they made with #justaline. The app works on any AR enabled device
Just a Line app comes under the category of Entertainment in the Google Play Store. The app requires an android device of 7.0 and up. The app is developed by Google Creative Lab. It is last updated on 19th June 2019. The current version of the app is 2.1.4 and it has got 100,000+ installs in the play store. The size of the app is 2.8M. The app can be used by individuals aged 3 and above. The app has been reviewed by 2,646 users and it has got 3.5 rating in Google play store.
AR Core is Google’s platform for augmented reality experiences. Using different APIs ARCore enables the phone to sense its environment, understand the world and interact with information.
Just a line is an innovative and interesting app. Users can draw multiple gestures without connecting them and record all of them in one video.
Camera is needed to let users draw in AR and record videos
Microphone is needed to let users record videos of drawings they make
Photo / media files needed to save the videos of drawings in the device
Nearby is needed to connect phones when drawing with a friend
Drawbacks of the app
Needs more flexible brush sizes, different brushes, colours for the brush
More stability for the doodle
Anchors do not always pin to a particular point in space
Drawings are not stable and they are moving around
Unable to write in the air as drawing moves and flashes and going other side
Lines are unstable and shaking a lot
When the record button is pressed the app crashes
Video is limited to 10 seconds only
Users are unable to save the videos