360 Panorama is a neat iPhone app by Occipital which, thanks to some cool augmented reality features such as a real-time on screen grid view, allows you to take panoramic photos on your iPhone. We reviewed the app here, and you can go grab it here.
Today the Occipital developers are launching a brand new version of their panoramic browser for pictures shared online. The new browser, when used on MobileSafari for iPhone running on iOS 4.2, takes advantage of Apple’s gyroscope to let you move panoramas around by just holding your device upright. Once you load a link like this one, Occipital’s browser will detect the device running iOS 4.2 and will ask you to hold your iPhone upright if you want to use gyroscope. Otherwise, you’ll just be able to swipe to view the entire panorama.
Gyroscope support enables you to move the iPhone around to view the entire content of a webpage, and it works really well. When iOS 4.2 came out in November, developers noted that MobileSafari received new features such as improved HTML5 support and “accelerometer integration”. The benefits of augmented reality apps using the gyroscope instead of a compass were also showcased in July.
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