December 9, 2010 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Boulder, Colorado - Occipital announces the launch of its 360 Panorama Gets Around Contest, one of the largest giveaways by any mobile application company. Occipital will be giving away an iPod touch 4th Generation (loaded with 360 Panorama) to one lucky winner every single day between now and New Year's Eve. The contest is centered around 360 Panorama, the just launched and critically acclaimed application that completely reinvents the way panoramic photos are captured and shared.
Contestants simply use their iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4th Generation to download the latest 360 Panorama app to capture their favorite scenes in 360 panoramic view, press upload and tweet @360contest to win! Those traveling through Denver (DEN) or San Jose International Airports (SJC) are encouraged to take a photo with the 360 Panorama billboard advertisement in it. Others can use their creativity to capture a panorama of the great outdoors, their 'urban jungle,' cozy countryside or majestic mountaintop.
Launched December 1, 2010, 360 Panorama is ranked #3 in the U.S. App Store and is the #1 photography application in 44 countries. "360 Panorama's dead simple interface hides the sophisticated technology required to pull off real-time panorama creation. We put serious effort into making the user experience for 360 Panorama seem magical, and so far the response has been amazing," says Vikas Reddy, co-founder of Occipital.
With 360 Panorama, users simply pan their camera and see the application 'paint' the panoramic scene in front of them from live video. Moments later, after the scene is captured, users simply press done and the panorama is ready to be saved, emailed or uploaded via Twitter. What's more, the result is not simply a flat panoramic image file, but rather an interactive 360 viewer, like Google's street view, that allows anyone using an iOS device or Flash-enabled browser to experience the scene immersively.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation)
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
360 Panorama 3.0 is temporarily on sale for $0.99 USD (normally $2.99) or equivalent amount in other currencies and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.
Occipital develops groundbreaking consumer applications, including 360 Panorama, that give mobile devices a sense of vision by way of built-in cameras. Occipital's RedLaser app, launched in 2009 and acquired by eBay Inc in June 2010, is the most popular barcode scanning application on the iPhone, and has garnered worldwide attention, including being featured in an Apple TV ad. Copyright (C) 2010 Occipital. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.