I’ve been using my GorillaPod flexible tripod more and more. It works great with my iPhone and came in super-handy when I was using a number of iPhone camera apps while on vacation last week.
Well Joby, the company behind the GorillaPod has released a free iPhone camera app. It is free, offers some nice features, works great and… did I mention… it is free!
The functions the Gorillacam apps offers will be famiiar to anyone who makes use of the iPhone’s camera and the current stock of available apps. It offers…
With the app you can choose to have the camera wait anywhere from 3 to 90 seconds before taking the picture. A great self-portrait feature if you are using a GorillaPod!
The app lets you take time-lapse pictures. You can set it to take anywhere from 3 to 200 images and you can space out the pictures by 1 to 120 seconds. For this type of functionality a tripod is a must!!!
The app lets you place a bubble level at the top of the preview window. This is a great way to make sure your picture is lined up. If you want to me more accurate the app also offers a Grid for Lining Up Shots.
Two other useful features are the 3-shot Burst mode and the “Press Anywhere” feature that turns the entire screen into the shutter button.
The app works great, adds some nice features and even lets you use multiple features at the same time. As a camera app it is quite nice. As a free camera app it is awesome!
What I Like: Brings a number of useful camera features together in one app for free
What Needs Improvement: Came out after I bought apps that do similar things.
Full Release Follows…
Gorillacam extends the functionality of the iPhone’s camera and, together with Joby’s Gorillamobile iPhone stand, is the perfect solution for hands-free photo taking.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 9, 2009 – From the photography experts at Joby, creators of the award-winning Gorillapod line of flexible tripods and the Gorillamobile iPhone stand, comes the Gorillacam, a free, feature-packed camera application for the iPhone.
Designed to extend the iPhone’s native camera functionality, the Gorillacam adds many features that are unavailable in the basic camera application, including a self-timer, time-lapse, and continuous rapid-fire shooting.
The Gorillacam’s self-timer function allows the user to set a custom time delay, which is ideal for taking group photos or self-portraits. At last iPhone owners can get into their own photographs and become part of the memories.
The Gorillacam is the perfect complement to Joby’s popular Gorillamobile for 3G/3GS, an iPhone stand with flexible, wrappable legs that attach to virtually any surface, providing iPhone owners unmatched flexibility for taking photos, recording video, watching movies, or talking hands-free. The Gorillamobile attaches to the iPhone via a custom engineered protective iPhone 3G/3GS case. When used in conjunction with the Gorillacam app, it opens up a world of new possibilities for iPhone owners and encourages “iPhoneography”.
In addition to the self-timer, the Gorillacam allows for extremely fast, uninterrupted shots, up to 1.6 frames per second. Photos save automatically in the background allowing users to fire off a sequence of photos. Also built into Gorillacam is a time-lapse feature that can take multiple photos spaced at user-specified intervals as short as 1 second or as long as 2 minutes.
Additional capabilities include:
• Press anywhere – turns the entire screen into a shutter button.
• 3-Shot burst – takes three photographs in rapid succession. Never miss a second of the action. Plus, no more photos ruined when someone blinks!
• Grid overlay – compose more interesting shots with a rule of thirds guide. Also great for lining up landscapes or buildings.
• Bubble level – take level shots every time. Works in both vertical and horizontal modes, and is ideal for horizons or panoramas.
• Share – upload or share photos easily from within the Gorillacam.
The Gorillacam is available for free in the iPhone App Store. http://joby.com/gorillacam
For additional product or company information, please contact media representative Mark Olson at [email protected]
Joby creates well designed product solutions that enhance the creative and active capabilities of consumer electronics. The Company revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its Gorillapod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics market with its Gorillamobile and Gorillatorch product lines. Founded in 2005, Joby is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; Singapore and Shenzhen, China. For more information about Joby please visit joby.com.