Horizon- Android App

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Horizon lets you record horizontal videos no matter how you hold your device. Hold it upright, sideways or even keep rotating it while capturing, your captured moment will always stay horizontal.

My social streams on Google Plus and even across the web are filled with videos shot in portrait mode. I heard a rumour a long time ago that with every picture or video shot in this way, a unicorn looses 5 inches off it’s magical horn. (This might not be completely accurate.) Yes, it’s something that really annoys me and I think people that do it need to be shouted at or even leave comments with CAPS LOCK on. Anyway.. Horizon offers a solution that when launched you can never mistakenly capture in portrait using your device’s gyroscope. The application knows which orientation you’re holding your phone and produces a frame inside the user interface which it captures instead. Horizon offers a few settings like..


  • Resolutions include VGA, HD and Full HD depending on the device,
  • Ability to record videos with the front or back camera for greater flexibility
  •  Three video quality options to help manage memory space: High, Medium, Low,
  • Three leveling modes include: Flex, the frame is always adjusted for maximum viewport; Rotate, the frame stays fixed; and Locked, the auto-leveling is disabled,
  • Start/stop video recording using the hardware camera button,
  •  Videos are stored in DCIM folder allowing other apps to access them,
  • Other apps can launch Horizon to record a video for them.


horizon UI


We grabbed a screen shot of the UI (User Interface) to show the general look of the application in use. An easy app to navigate with icons that are recognizable, Horizon offers users a way to capture their pics and vids in the proper way. I blame Instagram for all these portrait photographs and if I’m being completely honest here, iPhone users seem to be the culprits more so. Why this is? I have no idea, but, users on iOS and our much loved operating system have no reason for unicorns to loose their magical horns any longer.  Horizon is free to download and could possibly replace your default camera app.. Maybe…

I have to wonder if you remember to launch Horizon instead of launching what you always used, wouldn’t it be easier to remember to turn your phone 90 degrees instead?



Chief Editor of DroidHorizon. I own a few different devices at the minute and enjoy writing reviews and sharing what I think is cool. You can often find me playing Playstation 4 or sprawled across the couch with headphones on (maybe with a nice beer or gin & tonic in-hand)

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