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Topic: Sign in with iOS5

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alexbarreras (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, since I updated to iOS5 beta, I'm unable to sign in to photosynth an share/upload my panoramas. Please!! Could you solve it?? I have awesome pics and without sharing them, the app is mostly useless.

I have read two topics in your forums and this thing seems that is being ignored from your team... Thanks!
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Alex, 

Sorry to hear of your troubles with iOS5 Beta. I'm sure that it is extremely frustrating. A few hours after your post here, David Gedye (the Photosynth Program Manager) replied to these two discussions: 

problem login windows live id
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=c76bfe71-d042-4aec-b49b-b48b67d7be96&dis=7390344e-ce39-4cca-972e-4b524d9e78a1

Cant login to upload from iPhone
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=a6bad539-de7d-4a16-8c4d-b143f7d5f984&dis=4d77650a-3ac0-4b7e-a39c-7a64f7883efe
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Here's what he said: 
"Guys -- it's true. The iOS5 betas break Windows Live ID login, at least the version of the code we were using on iOS4.

We will release a Photosynth 1.1.1 coordinated with the official iOS5 that will address this issue and a few others we've found.

We'll know when this update will come when Apple announces its release date for iOS5. We won't be doing the release until we are sure we've seen the last pre-release beta, so until then please run Photosynth on iOS4 if you want to upload.

David Gedye
Photosynth Lead PM."
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I'm sure that's not exactly what you want to hear, but I think that you'll find that most development teams who create apps will wait to push out updates to their app until they are sure that the people who are making changes to the underlying operating system are finished. 

In this case, that means that Photosynth's team will wait to make sure that Apple's iOS team isn't going to make any other breaking changes before they update the Photosynth app. 

I've seen the same situation before when I beta tested Windows Vista and Windows 7. People would find apps that had broken because something in Windows had changed and those broken apps would get reported, but even though the app makers were interested in taking a look at what they were going to need to change to make their app work on a newer version of Windows, they weren't going to spend a ton of time fixing their app until they were sure that Microsoft was finished changing Windows. 

That's beta testing!
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