The possibilities seem endless for the Galileo, which is a dock with robotic motions made for iOS devices. It enables the user to pan his iPhone or iPad left and right as well as tilt in 360 degree angles, which act as a remote control during a video call or while taking a picture. A crowdfunding project was launched via Kickstarter last April for Galileo and its success only means that a lot of individuals are excited about the product.
Here are several of its uses, as posted on their Kickstarter page:
- Video calls and conferencing – stay connected as you follow the action
- Baby monitoring – see what you want to see, not just what the babysitter shows you
- Remote learning – follow professors around the classroom; see who is asking questions
- Time-lapse photography – create dynamic time-lapse videos that encompass movement along with passage of time
- Cinematography – Shoot interesting transition shots, panning down, panning across and up, etc. Mount the Galileo on rails and create a mini-rig for your iPhone camera!
- Real estate photography – build 360° spherical virtual home tours with ease
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It will not remain a high-end dock though as software development kit (SDK) is due soon to make the Galileo an entire platform. Thus, a lot of apps are still to come from this hardware and it is certainly something to watch out for.
Meanwhile, the YouSpin 360 Lite is an app that topped #1 in Norway and is taking the world by storm. It is a simple, convenient 360 degree photo app that lets you create 360 images of things in a very easy way. Download through iTunes and follow the simple instructions in making your own 360 degree spins. Let your audience immerse with your 360 spins as they can be embedded on your blog or site. There is also a vibrant YouSpin online community that you are very welcome to join. For additional details, do check out the other pages here. Have fun with the wonderful world of YouSpin 360!