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Google Releases for iOS First Too! Photowall for Chromecast Hits the App Store [Update: Android Version Coming Today]

March 24, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

You know we’ve been complaining about companies developing for iOS before Android for quite some time. It’s quite puzzling from our perspective – you know because we aren’t developers. However, even Google releases for iOS before Android. Which makes it even more puzzling.

Today, Google released a new Chromecast app on iOS, called Photowall. This app is a Chrome experiment which allows people to produce a collage of photos by uploading them using the app or the web. You can then doodle on them using the built-in paintbrush tool, and then send them to a Chromecast, because you probably have one for each TV in your home. If you don’t, you should. Then the result of this can be exported to YouTube and shared with friends. It’s a pretty cool looking app actually, and I’d love to see it come to Android as well.

Currently, Photowall is only for iOS and there’s no word on when an Android version will be available. But hopefully we’ll see it land in the Play Store pretty soon. Some of you may be wondering why we’re covering this. Well there are two reasons. There are readers out there that use both Android and iOS, or both Google and Apple. In fact, I’m one of them. But it’s also to show everyone that even Google developers for iOS before Android, so it’s kind of like calling them out. It’s very strange why Google would release this for iOS before Android, but I’m sure they have a good reason over in Mountain View, as they always do.

How many of you have an iOS device and are going to check out Photowall? Be sure to let us know in the comments below what you think of the app.

Update: Google has made Photowall official and have also stated that an Android version is on its way today. As soon as it hits the Play Store we’ll be sure to add a link to the sources section down below.

Update 2: And just like that Photowall is now available on the Play Store here.