Occipital’s 360 Panorama

Man I am awful at keeping this whole blogging thing up-to-date!


As an update on the whole Hulu thing, they had apparently delayed the launch of the pay service (which they’re branding as Hulu Plus) and people can still use the site to see most of the content for free.  I really haven’t had a need to go with Hulu Plus yet, but some of the benefits that make that $9.99 monthly fee worthwhile would be the ability to view Hulu on your iPad, iPhones, internet TVs, and gaming consoles.  Maybe when I want to stream content directly to my PS3, I’ll sign up for it … some day …


And now onto the main topic of the day.  I don’t know if you all heard, but the folks over at Occipital had sold off their Red Laser application to eBay (congrats guys!). Today they’ve launched a whole new application called whole new application called 360 Panorama (app store: $2.99). Using your iPhone 3GS or 4, you can now take a  seamless panoramic photo in a matter of seconds using the iPhone video camera, the built in gyroscope to see how quickly you’re rotating, and Occipital’s handy dandy user interface that lets you easily see and track your rotating abilities  so that the application can stitch together an image based on your movement, which you can see to make any angle corrections.  The image below shows how their UI and application works.

360 Panorama app

Check out the video:

Looking forward to seeing their future releases that will resolve some of the distortion issues.  When that day comes, I’m going to seriously wonder why I even have a digital camera at all … oh and probably get an iPhone … or Android if they launch this on that platform.  =)