Apple co-founder Wozniak praises new 'fanciful, useful' iPhone panorama app

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 07:10 hrs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has praised a new iPhone app that uses the mobile's vibrate function to create video panoramas.

Cycloramic is an iPhone app that uses the vibrate function to steadily rotate the phone while it stands on its end, creating a 360-degree video panorama in the process.

Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple with his friend Steve Jobs in the 1970s, made a panorama of his kitchen and said the app was "unexpected, fanciful and useful all at the same time," the Telegraph reports.

According to the paper, the app was launched last weekend by Bruno and Rebecca Francois, an Anglo-French couple who live in the US.

The app makes the phone vibrate just enough to slowly spin around, as long as the handset is standing upright on a smooth surface.

The app, say the developers, works best with the iPhone 5, which has a different vibration motor compared with previous models.

According to the paper, while the app rotates it records video, from either the front or rear-facing camera, and can be set to rotate up to three times. (ANI)

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