Cycloramic picks up another bug fixing and enhancing update

A few weeks ago, Cycloramic jumped from iOS to Windows Phone even before Android. The famous panoramic app is now a free app for Windows Phone users, who do not have a wide variety of pano apps. [Update: The app was free but it is now $1.99]

Unfortunately, being new to the Windows Phone game, Cycloramic had a few bugs for some users on specific devices. Luckily, the devs have been hard at work trying to tidy things up. Today's update looks to do just that.


  • Fixed some bugs related to Camera and the Capture view.
  • Added visual indicator for portrait capture.
  • Added continuous focus for supporting devices.

We have successfully used Cycloramic on the Lumia 830, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520. However, it seems like some older Lumias may have issues. Hopefully, those problems get addressed in this, and other updates (if needed).

The app does need a gyroscope, as, after all, that is how it uses its clever assist tool to guide you through and line up your panorama. This requirement means some budget Windows Phones cannot use this app. As some people say "them's the breaks".

For now, Cycloramic remains on our watch list. The developers seem keen on getting it fixed, the app is not on Android, and when it works, it is a splendid app. Plus, a Windows 8.1 port is on the way too, which should be fun.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • How is this different from other panorama apps in the market?
  • It's very fast and the company has a history of having a good pano algorithm. YMMV. The Nokia pano app is kind of terrible, imo.
  • Happy non-birthday! Lol
  • Agreed. Lumia pano sucks.
  • yes but Cyloramic is only 60mm tall x so that makes it pretty useless unless viewing on a laptop or pc. On a phone it uselss imo...Lumia Pana is 185mm tall and fills a laptop and a phone screen in landscape mode.
  • When is Denim coming to America..??
  • So, you use an American phone in India ? ?
  • Lol
  • NT wrk in 530 1320 720 y nt wrk mft ans if u make app so y nt support this devices
  • Do you want to buy a vowel? Or a whole bag?
  • Lol
  • First of all write full words..!!
    Secondly Microsoft didn't make this app so don't blame em without any reason+It's hardware problem and not software problem..!!
    Thirdly read the article till the end..!!
  • Microsoft has made new outlook app for Android and Ios, before WP
  • Lol
  • LOL happy birthday @Daniel_Rubino :P
  • Daniel today is your birthday..?
    I have turned 18 today..!! Happy Birthday Bro..!!
  • Aman frget denim just wait in Feb win10
  • Win 10 is much less exciting... I want rich capture, fast pictures, and 4k video! Release Denim!
  • No joke, Lumia Camera 5.0 is the shizzle. It's so good, worth the wait.
  • We want a full review for Lumia camera 5 please...
  • It's really too bad the Lumia 830 did not come with Lumia Camera 5.0 already installed. I was ready to buy one on AT&T Next 12 before Christmas and this was the one deal breaker for me. Now I'm waiting for new phones later this year :(
  • Agreed. It's one hell of a camera! Out of everything it offers, super-fast camera launch without a delay is my favourite thing!
  • Didn't you see my hut? /s\
  • For crying out loud, do you even know what words are?? There's no character limit, make your posts legible or don't post! (biggest pet peeve EVER)
  • Can't download it on my 8X. Says device is not supported
  • If u was a rich capture so go nd update ur Lumia camera am use without denim update fast rich capture
  • Whoo ppl want free game in Windows phone without pay to download a paying game
  • Clash of clans, 8-ball pool game from miniclip. That's all I want
  • Try Age Of Empires Castle Siege .
  • Have and it's just not the same. I like the graphics and style of clash of clans
  • Currently playing AoE: Castle Seige. Don't wanna sound dumb but its graphics and gameplay sucks big time on 1080p displays! Total Conquest, on the other hand has got some really nice graphics and features but the game is as buggy as unplayable. Cloud Raiders is a nice, twisted, alternative without any big issues though.
  • Had issues with this on my 920 prior to this update. The screen would go all green and you wouldn't be able to see anything. The concern is, this has affected other camera apps like Nokia Camera as well. A phone restart set things alright but there's apparently some rare bugs in the RT framework which is causing problems with one app affect others using similar APIs.
  • Chill. try a soft reset, my 520 once had that issue, which was solved with the said method.
  • Same here. Even the phone.
  • Easy to get free games Bt nerd laptop internet
  • Gyroscope. Can anyone explain what it is and why it is used?
  • Google is your best friend :)
  • No, it is not.
  • BING!
  • Nahh! Bing is his best friend :)
  • The tentacle is your best friend, the tentacle is love! Love the tentacle! Long live Yivo!
  • Bad luck not available for my phone... Pls some one give a 730 for me... Crying....
  • It's sensor bro in 1520
  • In Samsung ATIV S too :)
  • Yaa my best frnd
  • It finally works. I updated it and it works nicely.  
  • Is there really no trial for this app? I don't mind paying and supporting the developer but I'd really like to know how it works on my phone before committing to it. Can anyone confirm if it works on the Lumia 920? 
  • The article says it is free but I smell bs.. It costs $2
  • Nnt wrk am confirmed wrk only 1520
  • Still doesn't show up as a lens.
  • Still have issues with my 1520 after this update. It does take the panorama but brings me back to the app list while trying to generate video.
  • Looks like it costs £1.49 in the UK store and is not free...
  • Well I downloaded it few days back when it was shown in WPCENTRAL.... I thought it will be awesome... I opened the app and for the first time my 1020 got hanged down.... I was surprised and shocked to see that... Thanks god i was able to restart otherwise it would be relly hard to get back to normal.... Now i dont want to download it again and take risk....
  • Listed as 1.99$ for me for some reason.
  • Same here, not free and without a trial period, I'm not buying it as the pano apps I currently have work good enough.
  • isnt free anymore i guess.
  • Not available for lumia 730 :'(
  • Still... My L830 won't agree with you. The app crashes at stiching.
  • "Microsoft has the best Gmail app on iOS." -The Verge. LOL. Sorry for being off-topic but couldn't resist myself.
  • Well, it is not free at all IN My store.. Watch properly.. Sucks,.
  • Daniel sir plz give the exact date for windows 10 phone update
  • SOON!
  • I also know that it is due in February... But ... When? Will you
  • The best pano app I've ever used. It even creates a video of your pano in app!
  • Hey can you get off this site. You're very annoying. 
  • thank you Cycloramic! this app is great
  • I have denim on my Lumia 1520 ! No lie ^_^
    I live in the United States in case anyone is curious.
  • Haven't been able to use this app ever since its launch. Despite the updates it still gives me error while stitching pics on my Lumia 920.
  • It doesn't work on 730 either??
  • very bad . installed after the native camera turns green and unstable.