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Topic: Bing Camera app

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Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
I would like to see a Bing Camera app on all major mobile os's: Windows (threshold), Android, iOS. It should blend in all camera functionality, including Photosynth, doing away with the rest. It should adhere to OS ux experience, while preserving Microsoft services feel.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Exactly what are you suggesting goes away when you say, "doing away with the rest", Joscelin?
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
Doing away with the rest means the camera app that comes with Windows Phone and Nokia Camera.
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
Oh, and doing away with a separate Photosynth camera app and all those other Nokia camera lens apps. Too much of a mess.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I guess it's a bit vague to me between, "It should blend in all camera functionality" and "doing away with the rest." as to what you expect to stay and go.

I understand that you want one single camera app from Microsoft and you believe that it should merge Windows Phone's default Camera app and Nokia's Pro Camera feature sets.

Windows Phone's 'Lens' feature is just meant as a quick way to get into the viewfinder of other apps which use the camera in the same way that the other hubs in Windows Phone allow you to launch games from the games hub or get into all your photo albums from the pictures hub.

As for Photosynth being its own app, I like it that way.

I don't mind if there's a way to use it from Microsoft's default camera app (in your example the Bing Camera app) but I don't like Photosynth's identity and functionality disappearing into something that another team is going to take responsibility for and possibly fail to understand or invest in, in the future.
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
Hi Nate, it was your last paragraph that held me back in a quick response, as it appears that we might disagree here. But, I am sure that the common ground we have is that we want Photosynth as well as Seadragon continue their evolution, right?
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