See the world like a bird with Nokia's whimsical Copter app

Nokia Poland has released a rather special app to the Windows Phone Store, enabling you to view all the footage the company recorded with the airborne Lumia 1020. We looked at Nokia providing a unique look at the Polish ctiy of Kraków the other day and while you're able to follow the Windows Phone on its journey through YouTube videos, the Nokia Copter app takes the experience that big further.

As well as Kraków, Nokia has also taken flight above Warsaw and Wroclaw. Multiple regions within each city have flight plans and footage available and there's also HERE Maps on hand to provide the exact location where recording took place. It's a really neat idea and the end result is pretty impressive. Each video will load the recorded footage, along with the catchy, familiar Lumia tune.

For each flight there are a number of photos available, not to mention detailed information about the device used to take the Lumia 1020 into the sky. As noted previously, a hexacopter was used to provide a stable platform for the Windows Phone to capture the incredible view. The above short film shows the team attaching the Lumia 1020 to the hexacopter.

What's more is Nokia Copter is a nicely designed app. You can pin favourites to the main screen, should you wish to watch them later with friends. While this was simply marketing the Lumia 1020 in Poland to show exactly what the camera can do, it's a pretty neat guide to show off the Polish cities covered by the setup. The content is stunning and the best part is you can view the photos and footage while on the move.

You can download Nokia Copter from the Windows Phone Store (available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8). Even if you do not reside in Poland, it's well worth checking out.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

22 Comments
  • Polish ctiy???
  • Krakow
  • What ??
  • Sorry bud, I was talking about the first paragraph, it has a typo.
  • I live in Krakow is a beautiful city with a beautiful old town and the royal castle and plenty of night club
  • I LOVE that song. Very fitting for the products and brand itself. "More than your eyes can see.." (Koobra)
  • Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!!!!
  • Ha!
  • What
  • Ever notice that Nokia releases way more apps than MS? What are they doing over in Redmond, sleeping at their desks?
  • was gonna say the same thing. IMO, they're waiting Baldmer to leave the company so that they can start thinking to develop better quality apps.
  • I think instead of Microsoft picking up Nokias mobile devices Nokia should have just picked up Microsoft
  • I'm not particularly impressed with this application at all. Someone did a similar video last year flying over London which was a lot more interesting than this one.
  • yup, and for sure did it using Lumia 1020....... :p It's just a promo, showing possibilities of built-in 41Mpx camera. ;)
  • The nokia logo at the end of each video suddenly made me remember that we are going to see mobile phones with nokia written on them after a few months. Really sad.
  • You mean ...we are "not" going to see...
  • Yes, my mistake.
  • This is just batshit crazy from Nokia. In a good way.
  • The nimble girl was better
  • Finally diving in to the big kick ass pond called Windows phone 8 from the shrinking 7.8 puddle!!!! Upgrading to Lumia 1020 from my 800 next month.. love being creative with a camera, is it worth it or should I wait for the 1520... Camera or Specs.... THE QUESTION PERSISTS.....
  • What's the name of the song in the video?
  • Nokia Copter v.2,better quality  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iroX00mxw1A