Pocket Black Hole is a simple app that allows you to play with the light-bending effect of a black hole. Take a selfie, or a photo of your friends, with a black hole!

A black hole is a very compact and massive object, in fact its gravity is so strong that it will bend the path of light passing close by. If the light gets too close, it cannot escape, and that is why the object appears to us as a black hole in the sky.

Our app does not use the full equations from Einstein's theory of general relativity to compute this distortion. Instead we are using a much simpler formula to create a similar visual effect.

What’s New

Version 1.2

- fixed crash on iOS11

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings


Expectations met

This app is good for adding black holes, but I noticed a difference between the app examples and the actual photos is that the photos that I took were squashed. That is my only complaint so by🙂👋

Adiaz84 ,

Pocket black hole ideas

Maybe you can add the effect without the black hole like just the gravity lens and also do a simulation of a whitehole or wormhole also add a supermassive black hole with the gravity lens. And the a star doing a supernova then a black hole comes out Great sim though!

Mitchyman 181 ,

It’s just what it is!

It doesn’t do much but I like it.
What can you is fun to play with.

App Privacy

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