Zyl, is an app that uses Artificial Intelligence to sort through your old photos to present to you at a later date. The secret sauce of the Zyl app is the A.I that is trained to understand which photo has a more emotional connection with you. The app shows you a photo that was taken on this day from the previous year.
Opinion: As the founder of Zyl app Mathieu Spiry says, already popular social networks and photos app from iOS and Google photos have this feature. But, Zyl is a standalone app that’s sole purpose is to show photos from your previous years taken on this day to re-jig your memory with the whole social network capability added to it. The concept is interesting, but a product just to use this feature failed to raise our curiosity. Given the founder’s enthusiasm, we feel that the app might add more features or completely transform into something else.
What can you do on the Zyl app?
Zyl has one important function as of now, to sift through your gallery and identify the ones that might interest you. In the background, the proprietary A.I carefully categorizes the photos based on certain parameters that are built into it.
To get reminders of photos from the past, you need in-app currency also known as ZYL. You can use the ZYL within the app to see and share the photos that it has categorized, each day.
When you react to each “This day last year” photo or memory that it throws at you, based on your actions, the A.I understands and learns what to show and what not to.
Each day, only one photo is shown as the free ZYL gets over. To get more ZYL, you can either perform some tasks or wait for a while for it to become available again.
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Step 2: Install the app and then sign up for an account
Step 3: Give permission to the app to access your gallery, so the A.I can analyze the images.
Step 4: The app then shows you the image that might interest you. If you like it then you can share this memory with others who you have added on the platform. If you don’t then you could edit it and change the image.
To get more recommendations you will have to wait until the timer resets at the top of the app as you may not be able to request more instantly.
To know more about ZYL and if you have questions about the app, do let us know in the comments section.