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Horizon Is the Cure For Vertical Video Syndrome We’ve Been Waiting For

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on January 16, 2014

If there’s one issue that should rile up every human being on this planet, it’s civil rights. a woman’s right to choose. marriage equality. climate change. all these unedumacated yokels who can’t figure out how to film a video.

Vertical Video Syndrome is a curable affliction that has plagued the Greater Internet since Steve Jobs ushered in the Era of Portrait Orientation.

Allow Glove and Boots to explain how when you hold your phone upright instead of in landscape mode, an angel gets its wings chopped off:

You’d think this would be limited to Baby Boomers and techno-rubes and children whose noses are forever running unattractively, but somehow this problem cuts so deep we’re left wondering why nobody, most especially Apple, hasn’t stepped up to fix it.

Enter: Horizon, from mobile development company Evil Window Dog. Horizon knows that vertical YouTube videos are the greatest abomination of our time, so they developed an app that allows you to hold your phone any way you want while still spitting out a video that fills up the entire screen.

Take a look at the demo:

Terrific! You can still hold your phone upright, no matter how many times you’ve been told otherwise by people who care about you, and still not ruin the memory of an occasion you’re already nostalgic for while you’re still there.

Horizon is iOS only for now, and it’ll cost you $0.99. Whether Horizon is the actual cure or not, maybe it’ll put more pressure on Apple to step up and build this technology straight into your phone.

And then maybe, finally, we can all get some good sleep at night.

[h/t @Alex_Ogle]
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