There is no doubt that smartphones can take really awesome photos, but there are only a handful of them that can do panoramas right.

One of the more impressive apps come from Google in the form of Photo Sphere Camera – but until now it has only been made available to Android users, which was natively built into the phone.

Well, that has all changed now as Google announced late yesterday that the app will now be made available to iOS users. Just as with the Android version, all you have to do to take 360-degree panoramas is to spin around, and the app will do all the stitch work. There is a catch however – it doesn’t support the iPhone 4.

The resulting photos can then be shared with other users, the Google Maps community as well as photos uploaded by others.

“Create beautiful 360º images, and publish them to Google Maps. Photo spheres empower you to look up, down, and all around to revisit the amazing places you’ve encountered — and share them with anyone,” the description reads in the app store.

[Source – Apple]
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