cycloramic

Chances are you’ve heard about Cycloramic, a stupendously amazing iPhone photography software which allows you to capture stunning, accessory-free 360-degree video using custom vibration patterns in your device and an Apple power adapter.

If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, please don’t pass on this opportunity as Cycloramic has just gone free for the first time ever.

A $1.99 saving, only the iPhone 6 edition of the app is free, and for “a very limited time”, according to developer Egos Ventures. The iPhone 5/5s version, which hasn’t been discounted and is available for $1.99 a pop, relies on the handset’s squared base and the vibration motor to spin the device around its axis.

Due to the iPhone 6’s rounded design, that trick no longer works so Egos had to come up with a rather innovative solution which involves using your handset’s power adapter as a base.

I’ll let the video do the talking.

Boasting the fastest panorama capture, the app takes only three seconds to capture a 180-degree panorama with your iPhone 6. Just put your iPhone 6 on top of your power adapter on a smooth and level surface (granite, marble or wood desk should do) and Cycloramic will spin the device using its internal vibration motor.

“As it rotates, the phone takes multiple photos, instantaneously stitches them together, and generates a panoramic photo viewable in our immersive viewer,” as per iTunes release notes.

There’s no word how long the sale will last other than “a very limited time” so best thing you pick up Cycloramic immediately before it goes back up to its regular price.

iOS 8.0 or later is required.

Just to be clear: this isn’t one of those freemium releases disguised as a freebie — Cycloramic for iPhone 6 contains no In-App Purchases whatsoever and you get the full range of features, no strings attached.

Note that Cycloramic only supports the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, not its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus.

[App Store]

  • M L

    The reviews on the itunes store and brutal….. still grabbed it as it’s free 🙂

    • Lance Baker

      Cody would be proud.

      • M L

        huh?

      • Lance Baker

        You must not listen to the podcasts.

      • M L

        nope….care to enlighten?

      • Lance Baker

        Cody is always talking about good deals. It’s a running joke between Jeff, Sebastien and Cody. Pretty hilarious actually.

      • M L

        ahh ok…well considering I can basically download it for free for now on..I agree with Cody!

      • RarestName

        Well…

    • Zzyzxd

      I believe we need to thank those bad reviews. Most of them were posted by non-iPhone6 owners…

  • ‘Ariff

    Does anyone know if this version works with the 5/5s?

    • Ali

      How long will it take to download it yourself and find out? (Oh and be sure to let everyone else know!)

      • yermum

        Not even worth it. Even when you’re lucky enough to get it to work (ie on a glass table) it stitches images together to make some crappy mp4 video. It doesn’t actually make a usable panorama.

      • Manny

        I just download the free one for the 6, it doesn´t work like the original on the iphone 5s, even thou it spins like the old app. They already made free the first 5/5s version a few months ago, but then change the name and pull it from the Appstore.

    • lemieuxfan67

      Clearly states in the article only the iPhone 6 version is free.

      • jack

        You can name your app “iPhone 6 only” and still there will be ppl who will buy it by mistake and complain

    • Brian May

      Appears to. So long as you’re on iOS 8

    • It works fine on the phone. But when trying to take a panorama, the phone doesn’t budge a single millimetre

  • August Ebbesen

    Meh

  • Matt

    I don’t have iOS 8

  • Merman123

    Last paragraph of the article ruined it for me.

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      tried it.. definitely doesnt spin lol

    • Yunsar

      Same here, that last sentence

  • sanjay

    works like charm!!! Love both the iphone 5/5s and 6 version

  • WALKING TESTIMONY

    Hey guys if you download app on mac you can get it for free even if you don’t have iPhone 6 yet…

    • blu

      Can do it on a PC also.

  • Stormy08

    Not available in Australia, free or otherwise 🙁