This App Kills ‘Vertical Video Syndrome’ So You Can Stop Punching Strangers

“Shoot horizontal videos” isn’t a suggestion. It’s an order.

Remember the funny PSA about Vertical Video Syndrome we posted last summer? Someone has finally come up with a solution for people who hold their camera the wrong way and mess up potentially interesting videos. (A solution besides tranquilizer darts dipped in birth control, we mean.)

Evil Window Dog has created an App called Horizon, which automatically films in landscape mode no matter what angle you’re holding the device. Hypervocal explains:

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.

It’s so simple, we’re not sure why it isn’t a default option on iPhones already. Horizon costs 99 cents on iTunes, but it only works on phones running iOS 7 or higher. Can I pay 99 cents to install it on other people’s phones, whether they want it or not? Can I also program it to randomly interject my voice yelling, “WORLD STAR”? Just trying to make the world a better place.

Here’s a demo video.