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Handy Clap Activation Feature Comes to Cycloramic Panorama App

Posted by on April 14th, 2014
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While there are dozens of apps that make panoramas in the App Store, Cycloramic from Egos Ventures set itself apart by being the first to be able to take these photos by spinning itself on a table using your phone’s vibration. But today, the app is getting even better in a recent update that adds clap activation.

Previously, using Cycloramic could be somewhat hard; you had to balance the phone standing up on the table and try to press a button on the screen to start the spinning photo action. Now, in version 4.9 of Cycloramic, users will be able to start the panorama-taking process with a clap or a whistle. The update also includes the usual “optimizations.”

You can get Cycloramic on the App Store for $1.99.

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For the past two years I’ve been recording my life with photographs. Every day, I’ve taken a photograph with my iPhone before sharing it via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For the most part it’s fun to do, for a multitude of reasons.

harry1view1It enables me to share my life with friends and family that I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. It sparks conversations about whatever happened that day. More importantly, it means that at the end of the year I can look back at what I did and savour those memories. It’s pretty much a photo diary in that case. Of course, some days it can be tricky. Not every day of the year can be fascinating, meaning that sometimes I have to get creative. And yes, sometimes I succumb to the ease in which I can snap a photo of my pets or my freshly cooked meal. It’s a cliche, but it’s surprising how many people enjoy looking at food even despite all the cynicism.

I use many different apps for such a purpose. While few (excluding Instagram) are used every day, they’re a handy arsenal of tools just waiting for me to improve a photo in some way. I’ve made myself a rule that I only use iOS apps to adjust photos and it’s working out for me well.

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What do the following iOS apps and games have in common? Well, they all surprised the heck out of us when they were released. That’s saying something, considering we’re all jaded journalists and such.

Apps that come along and knock our socks off are rare, so we’ve put together a list of ten of the most surprising apps from the last five years of the App Store to commemorate that fact, and to maybe show you some cool stuff you might have missed.

Surprising Apps

These are the apps that came out of left field, making innovative use of iOS hardware and software to bring us a truly unexpected experience.

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Hipstamatic – The grandaddy of hipster photo apps, Hipstamatic created the crop and filter genre, with switchable virtual lenses and film types to apply to your ironic images.
Word Lens – Aim your iPhone camera at a sign in another language and see it magically transformed right on your device. If this isn’t transformative tech, I don’t know what is.
Cycloramic – This one lets you set your iPhone down on a hard surface, then uses the built-in vibration feature to spin around in a circle, taking a 360-degree video of the entire process. Wow!
Dark Sky – This innovative weather app does one thing really well: warn you when it’s going to rain. You can even get a 5 minute warning, which is enough to get your umbrella out and stay dry!
Star Walk – Astronomy apps have been all the rage, especially since the iPad came out. But this one lets you hold your iOS device up to the sky, and it will show you what stars and other heavenly objects are up there, in real time. Heck, you can even track Santa with it during the holidays.

Surprising Games

These games either came out of nowhere and burned themselves into the collective unconscious, or were so bizarrely fun and successful that they had to be mentioned here.

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Game Dev Story – We’ve spent entire days in thrall to this cleverly addictive saga of video game development, putting our retro-styled pixel people through their paces to push out the next great hit.
Candy Crush Saga – What’s so surprising about a match-three game becoming the top-grossing app in just a few weeks? Well, it’s a match-three game.
Tiny Wings – One indie dev, Andreas Illiger, sat down and created this brilliant piece of game design, popularizing the one-touch game genre and garnering a ton of copycat and clone apps in the bargain. Plus, he made a lot of money, which we like to talk about, too.
Angry Birds – Did you ever think that flinging birds in a slingshot at pigs in bizarre structures would turn into a global hit, spawning way too many tie-in items, like fishing lures? Us, neither.
10000000 – Small, brutally difficult indie game that became a smash hit overnight. That’s pretty surprising, right?

Cycloramic Update Adds Enhanced Photo Editing Options

Posted by on July 4th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Cycloramic has moved into version 3.0, enhancing its photo mode and offering space to edit, store, and share panoramic images. Now, when taking panoramic images, the original 14 photos that are used to create the panoramic image are saved individually as well. Users also have access to a number of photo editing options, including the ability to crop, use contrast, sharpen, and blur images. Check out the app’s wide array of options and share panoramic images by using the new integration with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Cycloramic is also available for free, for a very limited time.

Take Hands-Free Panoramic Video With Cycloramic

Posted by on January 2nd, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

You see that? Spooky, right? Turns out that it’s also legit, as we used our iPhone 5 to check it out. If you place your iPhone 5 on the right kind of surface, Cycoramic will use the device’s vibration feature to spin your iPhone around in a circle, capturing a panoramic, 360˚ video of the surroundings. Pretty neat!

source: http://cycloramic.com/tutorial.html
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