Nov 11 AT 4:20 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

Time-lapse photography made easy with Lapse It


Most of us love all the apps we have on our phones and tablets. But we typically only use a dozen apps on a regular basis to satisfy our social, news and entertainment needs. Most of us use our camera to snap some pictures or record a few video clips, but there’s typically not much entertainment value wrapped up in our pictures or videos unless we get very creative. In an effort to change all that, Interactive Universe released an application called Lapse It earlier this year, which makes it incredibly easy to record time-lapse media.

Simply open Lapse It, choose the number of seconds between images, select between a color effect and hit the capture button. The application does not have any restrictions in the length of your recording, but we suggest you keep your battery charged up and a clean memory card if you want to record that 12 hour road trip.

Once you’re done recording, you have the option to render your video in MP4, MOV or FLV formats in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. The free version of Lapse It only allows you to export your video in 240p, but we suggest you spring for the $1.99 in-app purchase to unlock the 720p export option.

It still takes a little bit of effort to create a good time-lapse video, but Lapse It takes all the hard work out of the mix and allows you to focus on capturing the right shots.  If you’ve used Lapse It or any similar app, sound off in the comments.  We’d love to see the time-lapse videos you’ve made. How creative do you get with your phone’s camera?


Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • mitchs

    I love this. I have been using it for months,

  • David

    I’m actually using right now… Love it.

  • Phil Nickinson

    AndroidCentral covered this app in reference to the Galaxy Nexus time lapse video during the announcement and now here you guys are doing the same thing. Can’t you be somewhat original and post relevant news as opposed to sack riding us?

    • Nick Gray

      Lol. So once you cover an app, no one else can cover it without “sack riding” you?

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      • ihatefanboys

        I’m still laughing at “sack riding” Not sure what he means by “relevant” as well…..all the tech sites report the same news, especially the Android ones, all that varies is the writers opinion.

    • Angie Wimberly

      This can’t be the real Phil Nickinson can it? Hahaha

  • *d.*

    WOW…wow. I just got abnormally excited to see my handset used in an article! That new phone itch has been delayed for about another month; many thanks Señor Gray.

    • ihatefanboys

      Yes the sexy G2 always does that. Im not needing a new phone till next year.

    • Nick Gray

      My pleasure! The G2 is still my daily driver and I think its one of the sexy device.

  • Mark

    WOOT! Good to see my G2 used in a picture. :D

  • GiqueGEAR_Todd

    Thanks for alerting me to this app. I bought it, used it, and can say it is really cool. Runs a little slow on my EVO 3d, but, I can still get it to work. And it’s very configurable. Cool app !

  • Kevin Amundson

    I will definitely be giving this app a try. Time Lapse has been a hobby of mine, and having the ability on my phone will be cool!

  • pritams

    didn’t know..giotaa try now..