Nokia seems to be fostering quite the partnership with Snowboard manufacturer Burton. We’ve seen Nokia sponsoring Burton riders, both partnering to create sleeping bags for your phone, and now there’s the Burton app for Windows Phone.
Released to the Windows Phone marketplace last week, many will have skipped over this app but we think it is worth your time, and here’s why.
Working with Nokia, Burton have implemented some freaking awesome feature ideas, bringing a potentially very powerful lens into your Lumia through Nokia’s sequencer API, connection to Nokia Music, and lots of sub tile functionality.
The Nokia Music integration provides playlists from Nokia music designed to pump you up as you head down the mountain. Effectively jumping you straight out of the app and into Nokia music as installed on your Lumia. Then there’s live tiles which can link you to the weather and snow forecast of the resorts near you.
Here’s the cool part though, even those who’ve never been on a Snowboard in their lives should try out this app, the sequencer functionality records a short video (like in Cinemagraph), then lets you to instantly chop down the video to the part you want to use. Next you can go through the video, frame by frame (choosing to skip a few if you like) and select the parts of that frame you want included in final picture. The results can be seen in the app screenshots below, where you see a Snowboarder at each stage of their jump all in one image. Of course there are other ways this technology could be used, I’m betting some creative folks out there could come up with something impressive (perhaps there’s a competition to be had?).
If you’re still not convinced check out a video demonstration we captured at MWC (be warned you won’t see the best of the sequencer in a crowded MWC booth!).
Burton is available for Nokia Lumia devices here in the marketplace, is free to install, and is definitely worth that price just for the lens alone.
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