April 1, 2013
Google’s April Fools Giggles
Google took full advantage of April Fools this year with almost every major app having a great gag. First is Google Nose, where search integrates with 15 million “scentabytes.” You can even smell “success!” Althought Google Nose didn’t offer any real functionality; a personal favorite at Renegade is Google Treasure Maps. Where together we can discover the clues to a great treasure! It actually has a setting that will change your Google Maps to the treasure map mode. Google+ had an emoticon layer you can add to photos. This actually works! Any photo you own and have uploaded to G+ will have a button where you can click to enable the emoticon. Google Schmick is an Australian Google Street View app that helps you spruce up your house. Now you can give your house a lick of fresh paint for free on Street View with Google SCHMICK (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit). Gmail Blue is the great of all inventions! Transform your Gmail inbox into the deepest blues of blues. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to actually be an option. For those office proficiency geeks, Google launched the “Levity Algorithm” to help make your appointments and documents more exciting! (no iteration of this is really available) YouTube was by far the best April Fools with the greatest collaboration of pranksters! Stay tuned tomorrow when Renegade explores pranks from all over the web!