Remember back in early April when we posted a video of that impressive 3D demo? Well, it seems like the developers were able to turn that project into an actual iOS application.

Before you get too excited, you should know that the software is pretty limited. It really isn’t much more than a showcase for the 3D technology that was shown in the popular video released last month…

Though the app is minimal, i3D might come in handy in a “can your phone do this” battle. The app shows off amazing head-tracking technology using the iPhone 4’s front facing camera, it instantly recognizes faces of both people and stuffed animals.

i3D contains 5 3D models, which are manipulated according to where your head is positioned at. This gives each image a very realistic 3D appearance, even though there is no 3D-specific hardware in the iPhone 4.

Though it’s not worth much right now, it certainly gives us a glimpse into 3D possibilities in future applications. If you want to see i3D for yourself, it is available for free in the App Store.

What do you think of head-tracking 3D? Will it ever catch on with major developers?

  • Phosphorus

    Lags and stops working on my iPod 4th gen

    • Scott

      Same thing with my ip4

  • will try this

  • iKing

    I want something to work like this throughout the entire phone i.e. 3D movies. 3D games. 3D homescreen. Now a phone with that capability will kill all others until they start to follow suit.

    • Edt

      The up and coming lg thrill and evo 4g has most of those capabilities I know gaming, movies, and capturing video in 3d are possible home screen not sure

      • Edt

        Meant to say evo 3d not 4g

  • Jason Mason

    Doesnt work for me on my iphone 4, it shows my head being tracked on the 1st app, but going to the other 3D ones does nothing when I move my head.