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You Gotta See This! is a camera app that takes advantage of the gyroscope in the iPhone 4.
Love It: Create a virtual photo collage using iPhone 4’s gyroscope.
Hate It: Photo quality varies by theme and use of the app makes it appear as if you are trying to fend off invisible attackers using your iPhone 4.
You Gotta See This! ($1.99) from Boinx Software, is a camera app using iPhone 4’s gyroscope. The app is designed to create a montage of photos by snapping multiple pictures and organizing them in one of the app’s 6 themes.
You Gotta See This! uses the iPhone 4’s gyroscope to determine the camera orientation while you record and the app positions the images it takes accordingly on a flat surface to create the spacial collages.
The user interface of the app is very easy to use. Upon launching the app the user is presented with the view from your camera, a “?” button in the bottom left provides a tutorial, and a gear button in the bottom right allows you to change settings, To begin taking a picture, press the camera button and you’re off!
To begin your photo montage, swipe the scene up, down, left and right with the camera. Once complete, choose your theme and save it to your camera roll, or share it via Twitter, Facebook or email.
Several features of the app are noticeably subpar. For instance, some of these collages work better than others, the button used to start recording can be finicky, and the interface for recording occasionally changed with respect to how the camera image is displayed.
Overall, the app is a neat concept, and an interesting use of the iPhone 4 gyroscope. Given that it is version 1.0 of the app, hopefully the developer will address some of the early bugs and add additional themes.