There's an app for that: sipping wine, snapping panoramic photos

After many years of being a prominent user of the  blackberry i just recently crossed over to the iphone.  A little bit of a learning curve but It is a lot of fun.  now of course i am curious of all the great apps that are available.  Here is an interesting  article by gillian shaw of the vancouver sun that i thought was worth sharing. 

 

Apps let users pick right vintage, wow folks with stunning shots and share info with select groups

 

 
The 360 Panorama app lets you create panoramic photos.
 
 

The 360 Panorama app lets you create panoramic photos.

 

Wine Guru

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, free

Even if you wouldn’t know a Chablis from a Chardonnay, thanks to this made-in-B.C. app you can fool friends and impress dinner guests when it comes to choosing a wine to go with your meal. Dubbed the pocket sommelier, the Wine Guru matches your menu to a choice of three wines — basing it on the type of cuisine, the ingredients and the price you want to pay, starting from $10-to-$30 bottles of wine up to $50+ and the money-is-no-object “I don’t care” option. You can add your own wine notes and keep track of favourites. There’s a link to finding the wine nearby but that feature isn’t up and running yet.

 

360 Panorama

$1.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad 2

I downloaded this when it was free on a promo this past week but even at $1.99, 360 Panorama is an excellent bargain when it comes to photo apps. My film-student nephew gave it a high rating for capturing location shots. I could see this as a handy tool for real estate agents. It’s a great way to wow friends when you’re vacationing at some exotic locale and there are lots of other occasions when capturing a 360-degree panorama is just more useful than a regular photo. This newest version of 360 Panorama stitches the photos in real time, giving you a grid to follow as it automatically snaps the photo, so even the klutziest photographer can instantly create a decent-looking panorama. You can post your panoramas to Facebook, tweet them, put them in a photo album or even email them.

 

Glassboard

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android

There is no shortage of public sharing sites, but the Glassboard app is one of those that narrows your news feed to just a select group (they call them boards — you get to chair your own boards) you’d like to share photos, videos and messages with. You only be on a board by invitation, or you can sign up to create your own board and invite people to join. There’s no online listing to indicate you’re running this members-only meeting place.

 

Prezi Viewer

iPad, free

If you’re not already using Prezi, the cloud-based online presentation software, you need to try it out and, with it, the newly updated Prezi Viewer for your iPad. While you can’t create or edit prezi preentations with the app (it would be nice to see that in an update) you can use the Prezi Viewer to show off the ones you have created online.

 

gshaw@vancouversun.com

 

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