Google have launched a brand new iOS Photography application called Photo Sphere Camera. Essentially, it allows the photographer to capture 360-degree images and publish them directly to Google Maps or other social networks. Panoramic apps or even the iOS ‘Pano’ mode is not a new feature to iOS photographers, one particularly notable app which became hugely popular for this was Cycloramic. The difference with Photo Sphere Camera is that the photographer can use the app in a similar way to Google Street View, in as much as you can view up and down as well as left to right.
When you have captured your Photo Sphere you’ll find that there’s a dedicated community within Google Maps entitled Views, that you can publish to as well as the usual other social platforms. There is also the opportunity that Google may use your Photo Sphere within Google Maps to help other users view the world through your eyes.
Photo Sphere Camera is free to download and you can pick it up here. We’d love to see your captures, please upload them to our Flickr group here.