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New features, updated old ones and general news from the Photosynth team.


Topic: Does synt use silverlight?

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DavidsCb (Over 1 year ago)
If so, is there any other option to show synt on mobiles?
Thanks
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, David, 

Originally Photosynth's first two viewers were written in C++ and Direct3D (meaning it only ran on Windows as an Internet Explorer and Firefox 2/3 plugin). This viewer is still accessible on Windows via a link in the lower left corner of every photosynth's (but not panorama's) view page.

Several months after Photosynth's release, former Live Labs summer intern, Greg Pascale released the iSynth app for iPhone - a photosynth viewer written in Objective C and OpenGL.

In April of 2009 the Photosynth team finished the first version of the Silverlight Photosynth viewer, meaning that photosynths were then viewable on any Windows PC or Intel Mac. 

In early 2010 they added support for uploading and viewing panoramas to Photosynth.net.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
In early 2011 the Photosynth team released their mobile panorama app for iPhone. http://bit.ly/photosynthforios It could stitch and upload panoramas to your Photosynth.net account or view those you'd uploaded already but not browse others' panoramas - only viewing others' panos if you had a direct link or browsed the website in Mobile Safari.

It could not open any photosynths, but rather only panoramas.

In mid-2011 the Photosynth team released a prototype HTML5 viewer for panoramas (but not photosynths) on Photosynth.net for viewing panoramas directly in Safari. http://bit.ly/psfhtmlpv

In early 2012 the Photosynth team finally released a twin of the iOS app for Windows Phone 7. http://bit.ly/photosynthforwinphone

Unfortunately WinPhone 7 users could not launch panoramas from Photosynth.net from Mobile Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 9 also lacked the CSS3: 3D support to enable the HTML5 pano viewer.

On WinPhone 8 + Windows RT, IE10 supports CSS3:3D.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
So, to sum up: 

To view panoramas on Photosynth.net: 
:: Windows Phone 8 devices, Windows RT devices (like the Surface RT tablet), iPhones, iPod Touches, + iPads can all use the HTML5 panorama viewer in Internet Explorer 10 or Safari.
:: Windows Phone 7 devices, iOS devices, + soon Windows Phone 8 devices can download Photosynth's mobile panorama app to create panoramas on the go as well as viewing panoramas with a better framerate than the HTML5 viewer.


To view photosynths from Photosynth.net: 
:: On iOS devices, people can use the unofficial iSynth app to view photosynths. http://bit.ly/isynth
:: On Windows Phone devices + Android devices no one has provided an unofficial photosynth viewer app.
:: The HTML5 viewer cannot yet handle viewing photosynths.
:: The official Photosynth app does not yet view photosynths on either Windows Phone or iOS.

:: Windows PCs + Macs c an use the Silverlight viewer which has more features than the HTML5 viewer + opens synths.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
So far the only supported browsers for the HTML5 panorama viewer are Mobile Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT and Mobile Safari on iOS devices.

Android's browser, etc. are not yet supported.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
P.S. 

The 'Announcements' forum is for the Photosynth team to make official announcements to us. 

Don't feel bad about posting here, but I thought I'd let you know.
DavidsCb (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Nathanel,

and sorry for bad posting!
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