The feature I worked with is called "live photo" on the iphone. Basically it pre rolls and post rolls the photo. So, instead of a single image you have a series or burst of photos and sound is attached. This lets you select exactly the shot you want and it gives you options like editing the mov file as video or turning a photo into a gif file. Here is an example of George pressing cider.
I also learned how to move files from the phone to the computer using airdrop. Basically that uses bluetooth to create a path. Once I got the permissions checked, easy peasy. I was disappointed that the gif file in the phone wasn't really a repeating forever gif like is created in photoshop so it worked as a gif on the phone but revealed it's true file type when transferred. Thanks Apple.
Using the Lively app I created a real gif file and it is the one on the right.
John Alfred Riebli