Anyone who has ever received a call while their phone is on a glass coffee table knows that they can move with a mind of their own if they are set to vibrate. The Cycloramic app utilizes the vibrating feature on an iPhone 5 to capture hands-free panoramic video.
For $0.99 in the App Store, iPhone 5 users can take an automated panoramic video with Cycloramic. The resulting video is a little strange—the vibration noise is pretty loud—but the image is great as subjects' wait for their turn to make a funny face for the camera. The developers claim on their YouTube channel that they will be including a photo feature soon. Because of the hardware of older iPhones, Cycloramic does not work on anything but the latest model.