SynchroCam is an app that uses the cameras of two iDevices to snap a stereo photo. It then combines the two images into one animated GIF, the kind that flick back and forth and give a trippy 3-D effect.
The app’s instructions say that you should use two identical devices — a pair of iPads or two iPhone 4Ss, for example, but as almost nobody has two of the same phone, I though I’d try to cheat a little.
Result? Failure. Not only are the camera in my iPad 3 and iPod Touch of way different quality and even color balance, the angles of view are different enough that the resulting images don’t line up enough to give the cool 3-D effect.
Actually using the app is easy, though. Or it would be if you used two smaller devices — holding an iPad in one hand and an iPod in the other, whilst trying to simultaneously align and shoot a photo is pretty tricky. But the apps find each other fine over the Wi-Fi network, and once you have designated a mater and a secondary camera, you’re good to go.
It’s fun, and I recommend you to grab it and play around. After all, it’s free, so what have you got to lose?