Cool app. Alright so I did download this for the photo thing everyone is talking about. In all honesty I'm not looking my level best at the moment so me photographing myself isn't high in the agenda. I did try though and was able to! Other than that feature it is a cool app and a fantastic way to learn about art and see museums I will probably not ever see. I would probably keep it on my phone but I fear it would take too much space. I have other apps that take priority. Like my cooking game!
Lovely to explore. I waited patiently for the doppleganger part, soon all my fellow Canadians were showing their results, so excitedly I went to check mine. No network connection it said. Okay. Wait a few more days. Try again. No network connection it says again. Wait a few more days. Try again. No network connection. So. Not sure what this means. My data works and all the rest of the app is viewable. Loved the street art piece. So I expect the No network connection is on your end somewhere. Also lost points as Google play review seems to be the only way to contact anyone about app issues. Thank you for making an app about art.
Like everyone else, I downloaded the app to find my doppelganger in a museum. After spending a long time searching for the feature on the app I found some articles saying it's only available in some regions. Maybe you could note this somewhere on the site so everyone doesn't waste their time searching for a feature that's only available to a select few. ????♀️ I'm sure it's a great app, but I downloaded it for the doppelganger feature, so it's 1 star from me. ⭐
Like most others, downloaded for the doppleganger thing... article I read said USA only... I am in the Great Lakes region, and it worked for me... but was hard to find. It's not in the menu, but you have to scroll down to find where it says 'Is your portrait in a museum?' Clever idea/app.
Region locking a feature like that makes no damn sense. This app is actually very nice. As a design student it will help me. I would not have even heard of it if not for the selfish feature. But then you go ahead and restrict it for no reason what so ever. This will hurt your ratings a bunch. If you fix that I'll leave a 5 star review as it is a genuinely good app
Great app, but, the selfie match doesn't work great. When I first downloaded it I found the selfie tool right away and opened but wasn't in a good place to take a picture so closed out. Now I can't find it anywhere despite looking for 20 minutes, both in the app and online. Fix this and I'll give it 5 stars.
Is your portrait in a museum feature disappeared from the list so I only got to try it a couple of times. It says it's only available in some regions because of state laws and not by Google's choice, so don't blame them, contact your state law makers if you want to be able to use this feature, which is pretty cool..when it works.
it's a very cool app, but why you didn't make the selfie thing for everyone and not just "some regions"?? though I'm used to this because I live in Latin America and even our Netflix content is different and got less movies/series than the one for the people on the U.S. and we pay the same price!!. This is dissapoinment.
Like most people on here I downloaded the app for the viral art doppelgänger aspect. The feature is available in my region but every time I go to take a picture it says, "No network connection. Try again." Naturally I do but receive the same results until the app crashes. I am connected to wifi and have great bars for service. Is it only something that works for specific devices? Totally bummed Android user. That said the rest of the app is pretty awesome and no other complaints.
So I first heard about this app because of the selfie thing. It didn't work in my region, which annoyed me but I used a VPN and it's fine it's not the main purpose of the app anyway. I read a few stories that caught my eye, and even though I'm not a die-hard fan of art history, I found them not only incredibly interesting but also extremely well written. I just wanted to commend Google on making yet another remarkable app, and recommend this app to not only people who are already interested in art, but also people who want to read more about it
Like many people I downloaded this app for the doppelganger thing. I can't find the thing anywhere in the app and I spent a long time looking for it. Other than that it's an interesting app with lots of pictures and info. As an art lover and artist I can see the value in this app. I liked looking at the section on art in Japan. I enjoyed the vr videos. But the app has failed to keep my interest and I became annoyed because I couldn't find what I was looking for. I will probably be deleting this app.
So, the selfie thing is available in my area, because everyone I know has it. Just not me. I've tried downloading and reinstalling several different times, but apparently I'm not one who gets it. So, long after the craze ends, and everyone else has had their fun, I'll suddenly get it and be late to the party. As you know, with social media, that's just not how things work. So, thanks, Google. Cool rollout.
This is a helpful app for those who are art fanatics. I enjoy the selfie app wherein it compares artworks around the world to see if someone looks like you. The app is working great on my phone. So far, I have no issues or troubles using this app. It would have been a 5 star rating of there is an option wherein the user can also contribute photos of artworks from any art museum or photo gallery ????
Yes, I'm another one of those who downloaded the app for the selfie feature. I'm in love with art, so when I heard of this feature, I went straight to the app store and downloaded this right away. Of course, like many MANY others, I was completely dissapointed to find that it wasn't available. Way to go, Google. Perhaps if you didn't give to "certain regions" (and by the way, what is the point of that??) you wouldn't be getting so many 1-2 star reviews! (:
I only downloaded this app for the face match as I already use other art apps. Couldn't use it because I live in Illinois. That isn't why this is getting one star: it's getting one star because I spent a long time trying to figure out why I couldn't find the feature at all before I had to do some research as to why. Not very user friendly. Would've been better to show the feature but inform us that it's location blocked.
The What's New update thing doesn't say anything about the face match feature being region-specific. Looks like an alright art app, but pissed at it and'll delete it again. So lovely wanting to join in on the fun and only maybe being able to do it sometime later when nobody cares
It keeps freezing and I read many comments and I'm not the only one. I wanted to see my dobpleganger but after taking a picture it wouldn't do anything! I uninstalled and installed many times but no change it kept doing the same thing again.
Alright I admit I downloaded it for the face in a museum dealeo. I'm in a region that works, but the app freezes when a take a photo. I don't know if it's processing or what, but after fives minutes I just close the app. Tried it a few times, deleted cache, uninstalled, reinstalled, etc., to no avail. Other parts of the app are cool, but since the initial reason I downloaded the app isn't functional, two stars it is.
I only got this app to do the thing where you take a selfie and then it finds someone who looks like you in artwork. It couldn't even do that consistently. The only way to get to that is to scroll down the home screen and pray it shows up. If it doesn't, you're out of luck. Such a seemingly fun and interesting feature should have been easier to access more reliably. Other than that I guess it was okay, I didn't check much else out.
I would love to use the art selfie thing, but apparently Chicago area peeps are not able to do so for whatever ridiculous reason. When/if this gets fixed is anyone's guess I suppose, but yeah, include me with those who are a bit disappointed. This looks like a great app otherwise for art aficionados!
It's so unfair that you guys come out with a new feature that goes viral and yet it's only available in the US! How come? Do you (@Google) not realize that the world goes beyond the US? I mean I'm all for the upgrades you've been doing but honestly, your company would do so much better if you took into consideration the rest of the world.
I like the idea, but the execution leaves much to be desired. Pictures are hard to manage and zoom in on. You might be able to highlight some text, but don't assume the expected pop-up will come to let you copy it. And don't expect anything to work on the first click. Really this app should still be in beta or even alpha testing.
The face match for paintings is not showing up. I have an android(galaxy 8), don't know if it's a region thing, you guys should really change that. Please fix. Other than that the app is very helpful, creative and educational. Just please fix and I can rate 5.
Not Goggle's fault but due to Illinois' and Texas' strict biometrics laws the face matching feature you're all looking for is unavailable in this two states. Not something Google has control over. Otherwise app is nicely done and a great resource.
I'm sure the rest of the app is great but the doppelganger feature seems to be broken. I tried to take a selfie but then nothing happened. It took my picture but didn't show me anything. Thought it was my phone so I restarted it...nothing. Then I reinstalled...still nothing changed. I'm SO frustrated.
Not the app fault but Texas is one of the two states unable to use the face comparison to museum art feature. I wish they were more open about which areas were region locked. Or even in the app when you looked for the feature, I wish it told you. I instead had to read a few articles to find out.
The app itself is pretty good just the thing is that even though. I live in the States the selfie thingy just wasn't working and to be honest that is the only reason I got the app, but everytime I took the selfie it wouldn't do anything and if i clicked the X it wouldn't get out, so i had to just press the home button to actually get out. Very disappointed :/
I downloaded this app so I could do the picture matching but it doesn't work at all. When I click accept, it redirects me back to the home page or it says there's a loading error. I've tried it at least 10 times but it redirects me back to the Home page and then stops working. Pretty dissapointed
App is good, but when trying to use selfie feature, it insists I don't have a WiFi connection. After a couple of tries, the app will crash. My WiFi connection is excellent. Am using a Samsung tablet. Have tried the install/uninstall routine several times. Google, please fix! Am uninstalling until next update.
The region restriction is nonsense! But I'm interested in the app's other features so I'll keep it. Maybe you're just following POTUS example and hating on Africa?That was a joke, please don't take it badly Almighty Google.
Honestly, I read an article that drawn me here. Google app can tell you which art you may like just by a selfie of your face. I wanted to know mine because as many other places I wanted to visited many art museums with the painting. Except I got disappointment in Google. So basically I can't use it for some dumb reason which seems to not have been fixed. So until then Google needs to step it up some more!
It's a very nice app. What lead me to it was the portrait feature... But I'm here in the middle of Texas and it doesn't show up for me, so that's confusing and annoying. I've seen the region complaints... But I'm actually in the region this is allowed and I still can't access it? Meh.
Worst Google app ever! I live in Chicago and don't have access to the selfie feature??? Also, I live literally two blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the closest nearby museum the app shows is the Art Institute!!!! Seriously, I'm a huge Google fan and evangelist, but this app is horrible. What a missed opportunity!!!
Also upset that the photo match feature is not available in my region (I'm in the Midwest? Couldn't find it). Also related, while the app looks sleek, I found it somewhat difficult to navigate. Good for browsing, if you're just looking to read whatever art and culture piece pops up. But difficult to navigate to a specific story, and not really organized? Maybe that's the point, but I found it confusing.
It's pretty cool. There are a lot of good artists and pieces. Maybe I don't know how, but does this app really not allow you to save pictures as wallpaper? I found some awesome pictures I would.love for wallpaper but I can't save them. Copy rights? In any case it's very annoying
I downloaded it for the face match app that everyone was raving over and I looked and looked and scrolled as far down as it would go and never found anything . All I did was waste my time. Yes there is nice art featured but since that's not what I came for it feels more like I fell for a click bait scam
Waste of time I installed it for the doppelganger art work feature and it just froze on the picture for like twenty minutes with nothing to show for it. Also It froze my phone so I had to restart my phone twice because of this thanks Google for another useless app. This is almost as great as YouTube Red
Where's the 'find your doppelganger'? It is nowhere in the menu. The organization and user interface is atrocious. Hard to navigate to what you want. The app indicates Chicago is a nearby museum. Hardly. I'm no where near Chicago. I'm closer to St. Louis, but the St. Louis art museum isn't even listed as nearby. Very disappointed in Google. I expect more from them.
Of course, I got this for the silly photo thing. I learned of the region lock, and I am not a part of the lock, the photo just didn't work. I took a bunch of different pictures and waited but it never did anything. It just stayed on the screen with my photo saying "take a photo to start". For this reason I have to give it one star. I only got it for one reason and it didn't work.
An exercise in futility. I live in Texas and nowhere did it tell me the selfie feature isn't available here. It can snoop my IP address to prohibit the feature but not to send a helpful notice. FAIL. I wasted my time here. I don't care how cool the rest of the app might be. I feel cheated.