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Cycloramic Panoramic App

Cycloramic on Shark Tank Show

Panoramic Picture's with Smart phone - Episode 502 - 1/31/2014
Panoramic App for Smart Phones, episode 502, 1/31/2014
Magical Panoramic App
seen on Shark Tank Episode #502

 Have you ever wished you could take panoramic pictures hands-free with your IPhone or Android Smartphone? If I didn't already know about the Cycloramic App that appears to have magical powers, I'd have to say it would be impossible to take a full 360 degree panoramic photo with any smart phone using nothing more than a vibrating app. We'll guess what? There's now an App for that which certainly looks like a lot of fun to play around with.

The Cycloramic Panoramic Photo App was invented by Bruno Francios who will be making His debut as the newest Shark Tank contestant this Friday night in episode 502. You simply balance your smartphone upright on a smooth flat surface and let the Cycloramic do its thing as it magically rotates in a 360 degree circle while taking pictures. In total this App takes14 pictures as it walks its way around as if controlled by an outside source. The App then stitches all the pictures together and you know have a picture perfect panoramic view that resembles more of a video than a bunch of pictures.

From looking at a few reviews for the Cycloramic App it appears it works best for the iPhone 5 which has a better vibrator than the iPhone 4/4s. The iPhone 4's will still rotate but at a slower rate and must also be used on a glass top surface. It also appears that the App for the Android phones was just released a few weeks ago with not many reviews thus far. In addition this vibrating app also comes with a complete photo editing suite which you can pre-stitch your photo's for editing.

Cycloramic Panoramic App before Shark Tank Update

 It looks like when the Cycloramic App first came out on iTunes it was available for 99 cents to download. Now it appears to be available for Free on both the iTunes and Android App Stores. Hm, now why would this soon-to-be Famous Shark Tank product change its core business model from charging for this seemingly magical App (especially the first time you see it in action) and giving it away for free, especially before 7+ million Shark Tank viewers see this for the first time? Mainly because the Cycloramic App appears to be showing paid banners now which will more than make up that dollar lost in the long run. This exact business model has worked for many very popular websites and Apps in the past and most likely will help propel this into the stratosphere by simply giving it away.

Cycloramic App. at Shark Tank Auditions
Cycloramic App. trying out at a
Shark Tank Audition.
(You Just Never Know)
As far as any of the Sharks investing in the Cyclormic Panoramic App. including Steve Tisch who will be making his debut as the newest Guest Shark in this episode #512, this certainly looks like a very interesting and potentially profitable business opportunity. If there's a patented process Bruno Francios has in place that would certainly add to the company's value, but I'm not so sure this is even possible. It certainly looks like a cool and fun product thousands of people no doubt will be downloading after this Friday night.

Cycloramic Website


  1. The genius of this is that it's available to viewers like me for instant gratification. I'd be willing to bet Cycloramic is the most downloaded app of the day on the App Store.

    I am wondering, though, what exactly his patent is on. Is it on the idea of rotating a phone using the vibrator motor? The panorama part isn't valuable at all on its own. It's almost just as good as a party trick.

  2. I dont know if it's the same app but I had an app that did this years ago. Fairly sure it was on my iphone 4 which would have been at least 2 or 3 years ago....can't believe he got half a million dollars our of them.

  3. Cammie8:39 PM

    My son went to download it on the night of the show and it was unable to be downloaded due to updates. Bad timing. It had some pretty mixed reviews, with about half saying it did not work right. For .99 I was willing to give it a shot but they sure blew it updating on the night of the show.

  4. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Yah, they were updating it... they doubled the price right before the end of the presentation! We couldn't get through and when we did the price was higher.

  5. So many unanswered questions. The guy had a ton of publicity BEFORE shark tank. What did he need the money for? Why give up ANY equity? Keep in mind both Apple iTunes and Google will take huge cuts for each sale. It's an impulse product.. a pet rock. You need a flat surface to make this work. How will you take a pano outside? Also, my wife bought this and the damn thing didn't work. The only possible thing I can think of here is the value of any patent the guy has on the technology that might some how be used in something else?