Cycloramic photo and video app
99 cents for camera-equipped Apple iOS devices
With so many camera apps available, who needs another one? Anybody with an iPhone 5, that’s who. Because even though Cycloramic works with a wide range of iOS devices, this app lets iPhone 5 owners do something quite amazing.
In most respects, Cycloramic differs little from other photo apps. It’s got a still photo mode, a video mode, and it lets you automatically connect to your Facebook account. There’s no particular reason why owners of older iPhones should bother with it.
But install Cycloramic on an iPhone 5, and you’ll learn understand where its name comes from. The developers use the phone’s vibration feature to rotate it a full 360 degrees when it’s resting on its bottom edge. You just set it down on a flat, smooth surface, touch the screen, and wait. Cycloramic slowly pans the phone around, taking either a 360-degree panoramic still photo, or a 360-degree high-definition video.
Never mind that Cycloramic is a great way to take pictures. Just watching it work is a wonder and a delight. Cycloramic is a stroke of genius and easily one of the coolest smartphone apps you can buy.
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