A new iPhone app, dubbed Cycloramic, has been released that will allow you to shoot hands free, panoramic 360-degree video. It does it without any special accessories or peripherals. How does it do it? It vibrates your iPhone, DUH!
Normally, shooting 360-degree video would require the help of a hardware peripheral, such as the GoPano micro, or some crafty manual handwork to maneuver the device 360 degrees. With the new Cycloramic app from Egos Ventures, the iPhone will self-spin around by vibrating at certain frequencies. This allows you to capture hands-free, 360-degree video without a tripod or stand. The video above speaks for itself.
The developers do warn that the iPhone must be place upright on a flat, hard surface, and you can’t have a case or stand on the iPhone. Also, while they say it will work with an iPhone 4S, it’s really designed to work best with the iPhone 5.