Camalapse is short for “camel prolapse,” although oddly it has nothing to do with either ungulate mammals or slipping organs. Instead, the Camalapse is a clockwork stand for your camera which takes 360˚ time-lapse sequences.
The Camalapse works like a kitchen timer (hell, you could probably use it as a kitchen timer): you twist it to set a time, set it down and then set the iPhone on top using your tripod adapter of choice. You’ll need to use it with a time-lapse app, but there are plenty of these in the app store.
And that’s it. The timer rotates 360˚ in an hour, or 90˚ in 15 minutes, or 4˚ per minute. If you want to speed up or slow down the time-lapse sequence, then you can do that in software, choosing the interval between photos to get the speed you like.
The Camalapse will cost you $25, and can be had with the Glif iPhone tripod stand for $45. Or you could just head to Ikea and buy an actual kitchen timer.