Vienna, Austria – Even with professional equipment a lighting strike is hard to capture. As opposed to a DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex camera) this app works completely hands-free during day and night even for small strikes or flashes. Just point your iPhone towards the part of the sky/thunderstorm where you expect lightning to strike, then start ‘iLightningCam’ and wait. The app will automatically capture lightning if it happens in your view. In addition, it offers the first ever ISO control for iPhone, which is the only way to capture lightning during night without overexposure. It also offers full photo resolution without any tricks or interpolation.
The new version offers an assistant, who guides you to the perfect camera settings within 30 seconds, even if you are new to photography. In addition, the user interface was completely new designed with lots of intuitive icons and it is now possible to adapt the app to the distance of the lightning for better exposure of the images.
For people who are still hesitate to believe that this is possible with a cell phone, Florian Stiassny offers a growing gallery of original lightning images taken using ‘iLightningCam’ at his website. In addition, the app offers a detailed illustrated manual, which explains the background of lightning of photography with an iPhone (R).
A warning from the developer: Thunderstorms are obviously dangerous and life threatening for everyone and not healthy for iPhones either. Take care using this app! Do not take any risks and avoid exposure to thunderstorms. Use this App only in lightning and in storm protected locations. You are solely responsible for your actions and any adverse consequences. There is a full safety warning included in the instructions page.
* iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation)
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iLightningCam 5.00 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
Operating out of Vienna, Austria, independent developer Florian Stiassny is a 12 year coding veteran whose focus is on creating useful applications for the iOS platform. Florian is currently studying medicine and has released several apps, mainly in the medical segment. Copyright (C) 2012 Florian Stiassny. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.