In this week's app roundup: pictures, turned panoramic; videos, made flickery; messages, killed by Facebook; cocktails, made and drank; NYC, re-affirmed as the best city; graffiti, virtualized; people, sculpted; penises, played with and much, much more.
iSupr8 Levi's Film Workshop: Levi's iSupr8 Film app probably does the best at capture the finicky flickery flippity of those Super 8 cams of yore. It was just updated to include some Levi's-specific features like a denim-esque camera case and other more useful options like adjustable frame rates, customizable film stock (tweak scratches and vignettes), and more. It's probably one of the most powerful "Instagram-type" video recorders available for the iPhone.
Pano: It's a panoramic picture taking app for your Android phone. Basically, you snap a series of side-by-side individual shots together and Pano automagically stitches them together to create one super long seamless photo. Hell, you can merge together 16 pictures into one humungo 360 degree photo if you wanted! So yeah, you remember that one time you wanted to capture the entire horizon on the beach? Pano does that.
Speakeasy Cocktails: It's a cocktails recipe book app that will transform the way you see, judge and drink cocktails. And because it's one of those book/app blends, the info is on par with the best cocktail books. There's a consistent narrative to the app, the chapters are set up to teach you the basics first and then branch out to show you each alcohol's different recipes. And even though there's a boatload of information (hundreds of recipes, videos and graphics) that covers every little detail (the minute details of ice, barware, etc), it doesn't seem overwhelming because it's seamlessly interactive-there's pop up overlays within each page and smart links that illustrate what you need to be doing. $10
We are so crazy about apps right now you wouldn't believe it. If you have recommendations, tips, or just want to let us know about your own app, drop a note in the comments or shoot me an email.