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There has been a few different Pano iPhone options I have been playing with over the last couple years. The first ones where high resolution but required you line up the images on the screen prior to taking the next image. Then, there were ones that acted like they were recording a little move which they flattened out.
A new (to me) option I installed this weekend is a winner in both the ‘speed of use’ and ‘User Interface’ categories!! The app, Dermandar (It means “All around” in Lebanese slang) is a Universal free app for your iPhone 4, iPad2 and newest Touch… the limitation for devices is because is automated magic requires the gyroscope.
Dermandar works in portrait view only for maximum vertical viewing area on the final image. Launch the app, aim at the area and hit the record button:
Notice the ‘ying yang’ looking art at the top of the Dermandar screen? As you turn your device around the halves come together. When they meet, the bottom dot on the symbol goes green and the next shot is snapped. It a very simple and informative way of giving the user a heads up. In the case of low light photos, just slow down a bit as you get near the joining of the halves to lower the risk of moving as the image is taken.
The image is immediately stitched together inside of the Dermandar app. You can sweep around the image with your finger. Pinch and double tap zooming is supported to look closely at areas of interest.
Recorded images are saved to your ‘My Gallery’ area. Images can be viewed later and shared online with others via the free Dermandar Web site. Your images do not need to be shared through the site though, images can be posted to sites as a large image. For a dynamic view, uploading the image to the site via the iPhone app results in a Web address to share instead of the actual image.
Along with viewing your own recorded images, you can see what others have posted online to share. Choosing the ‘Public Gallery’ from the Dermandar app, you can then drill down view the pickers at the top to view the ‘Latest’ uploads, ‘Trending’ and images recorded ‘Near’ you.
Caller ID doesn’t always tell the big picture about who is calling. Do you answer that call coming in from an unknown area code? Do you answer if you get a call from a local area code… but don’t know who it is? It could be the car dealer letting you know they left a bolt off of your car and they are calling from a different number than you call them with. Some places leave messages so that narrows down if you will answer next time or not. Many times the message left makes you wonder too.
A popular solution is Reverse Lookup Web sites. Just type in the phone number and it comes back with who and where the number is listed with. Rather than having to go to a Web site on your iPhone every time, the Number Guru app offers the feature, for free.
Simply type in the number that you have in question:
And Number Guru tells you the percent chance of it being a ‘spammer’ calling and comments left by others about their experiences with the number. Of course, you could be on a list by a spammer using a new number not yet reported on, but most likely you will get the full picture through the app. The developer states they have 100% of landline numbers and 50% of the cell phone numbers covered. Verizon doesn’t off reverse lookup on their numbers so those callers will remain a mystery… and not get answered on my iPhone.
A nice feature that Number Guru offers that you can’t get looking up a number on a Web site is to call the number back (or ‘text’ if you like). Great if you didn’t answer and now find that it was a someone you need to talk to.
Also available in Number Guru is adding the number to your contacts area. By doing this, the ID you put on the contact will show next time the number calls you so you know who it is and if you should answer. I put a few in under a Business name of ‘spammer’ for the spam callers which now I know when it comes in rather than trying to remember if I looked that number up before.