Google’s 360º Panorama App ‘Photo Sphere’ Now Available On iOS


Google’s Photo Sphere has been one of the glowing capabilities of Android phones since its release just over a year ago, but the reign of exclusivity is now over for the Android faithful. As of earlier today, Google has officially brought its Photo Sphere capabilities to iOS though the Photo Sphere Camera app.

In case you’re not familiar, Google’s Photo Sphere is a dedicated panorama application that can both capture and display a full 360º view of any scene. You stand in one spot and slowly rotate yourself — and your device — around, up and down while taking pictures to create an immersive 360º image you can revisit whenever you want.

If you’re still a bit confused as to how it works, here’s a walkthrough created by Google before Photo Sphere made its way to iOS.

Of course, in addition to making your own interactive Photo Spheres, you can also browse the ones people have shared with the public, like the ones on Google’s dedicated Views site. And now that the capability is open to iOS users, we expect the already popular genre will take off once again.

So if you’re an antsy iOS user wanting to get your hands on Google’s latest goodies, give the app a free download from the iOS App Store by clicking here.

(via Gizmodo)

  • Don

    I still think Photosynth is the coolest photo stitching system, if you use it right. Because it creates a whole space you can roam around in.

  • lewisfrancis

    I’ve been doing this for years on the iPhone with an app from Occipital called 360 Panorama, which also supports a super-cool stereographic projection mode along with sharing and free hosting of HTML 5-based players for desktop users. Still, I’ll give this a shot since it’s free to see if the results are any better; thanks for posting.

  • GLessard

    Just tired it… IMHO I think the stitching is better than Photosynth… but in Photosynth on can erase an image taken in error with this app, one cannot.

  • Warren

    Photosynth has been around for so long. Why is Google so special that this is seen as new?