Google has just released its Paper Planes app in the Play Store. The feature that was first introduced back in Google I/O earlier this year, is part of the company’s Android Experiment, and is meant to bring people together on the International Day of Peace.
Google Paper Plane is pretty simple, you put a stamp of your country on a piece of paper, fold it up into the shape of a plane, and you launch it. Your virtual paper plane will travel around the world for anyone in the world to accept it; just make sure you hold on tight to your phone and don’t actually throw it.
You can even catch a plane to see where it came from, place your location stamp on it, and launch it so it can continue flying around the world for others to see. Paper Planes is part of Android Experiment that demonstrates the technologies behind the company, and of course, adding a little fun so that it can encourage developers to create their own apps.
“We’re working on document creative experiments like these and make them open source so anyone can see how they are made, or get inspired to create their own. Our hope is to encourage more developers to challenge how we interact with devices we use every day.”
For those who are interested, you may check out the Android Experiments page to find out more about Paper Planes and to download the code. The app is available for download on the Play Store, but if you do not have a compatible device, you can still join in the fun by visiting the Paper Planes website.