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Horizon - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Horizon. This app lets you shoot horizontal video no matter how you hold your device. Say goodbye to vertical videos!
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October 8, 2014

What is Horizon?

Horizon is a camera application that allows you to shoot horizontal videos no matter how you hold your device. It does this by auto leveling the video using the gyroscope in your Android device. It says it’s free with in app purchases but really it’s more like a demo-paid kind of deal. The free version lets you try out the functionality and if you like it, you can buy it for $1.00

Here’s how the app works. It shoots level, horizontal video at all times. That means you can spin your phone in any direction and it will still capture horizontal video. There’s no need to rotate the video afterward or anything like that which we really liked. For a demonstration, check the YouTube video above because it more or less shows you how this app works.

There are a number of features that come with Horizon. There are three video quality options depending on your device’s shooter, three leveling modes that will allow you to shoot how you want, and it even saves the video files in DCIM so other apps can access it faster. The free version lets you only shoot 15 seconds of video and it is watermarked so be prepared for that. The paid version removes restrictions and watermarks.

Horizon review
Overall, this is a nice camera app to have. A lot of people dislike vertical videos thanks to the unsightly black bars on either side when viewed on a TV, laptop screen, or computer monitor. This app more or less puts an end to those and to us, that’s worth $1.00.