Cycloramic Shoots to Top of Apple App Store After ‘Shark Tank’ Appearance

February 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Cycloramic, the first app that let’s iPhone owners take hands-free 360-degree video, has shot to the top of the Apple App Store after appearing on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

The developers got a $500,000 investment on the show, in which angel investors put money into products that they find interest in.

Bruno Francois, on of the developers, told 9to5mac that the app was getting about 100,000 downloads an hour at one point.

“I would have never imagined the immediate impact the Shark Tank had on the download and the website,” he said. “We saw a little increase in activity shortly before the show as the companies and preview were announced. As soon as our segment started, the downloads skyrocketed (10s of thousands in a few minutes).  

“A lot more than the website hits. We pass 100K download within the hour.  By the next App Store Ranking period we went from overall ranking #800 to #2 for the Cycloramic Pro Version and from #220 to #1 for the Cycloramic Studio.”

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