Google first introduced the Paper Planes at Google I/O 2016. Now Google has teamed up with Active Theory to complete this app and launched it in Play Store to celebrate International Peace Day.
The app is pretty basic. With Paper Planes you can stamp a piece of paper, fold it into a paper plane, and send it into the virtual world. Hence the name Paper Planes. And someone else catches it. It can be anyone around the globe. You can catch a random paper plane too. Just shake your phone and you will receive a random paper plane that someone else has sent. The app will show you which countries it’s been through. The way you send it is simple. Just hold your phone by the side like you would hold a paper plane and do a hand gesture of throwing the plane. But be careful with it. We don’t want you literally throwing your phone around the house. Watch the video below and see how it’s done.
In the website you can even see your plane being launched. You can download Paper Planes from Playstore. It is a pretty interesting idea. Personally was kind of fun when I caught a plane and saw the other stamps. Felt kind of connected to those people in a weird way. Of course this is a part of the Android experiment initiative. Promising lot of other very interesting ideas in the future.
Source | Android Developers Blog