Take 360-degree photos with Google’s new iOS app
Bang for buck: It’s free!
Ease of use:
As if there aren’t enough photo apps out there, Google just launched a new app for iOS users called Photo Sphere Camera. Apple’s iOS takes panoramic pictures, but now this app allows you to take 360-degree photos, then publish them to Google Maps or other social networks. The app is an expansion of a feature that was previously available via Google’s Android operating system, and shipped on the Nexus-branded smartphones.
Just stand in one place, pointing the viewfinder at a dot on the screen then tilt and move the phone until you’ve captured the scenery around you. There are other apps like Sphere, 360 Panorama and Cycloramic that offer the same functionality, but what makes Google’s Photo Sphere Camera app different is that it lets you look not just left and right, but also up and down; just like you can with Google Street View.
We tried taking a picture of a friends office space and the outcome was a 9216 x 2976 sized image. Here’s a screen shot of that taken with Google’s Photo Sphere Camera (picture reduced in size, of course!):