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Topic: Preview site falls over on IPad and IPhone

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E.P.T.A.S (10 months ago)
Hello, Is anyone aware that the preview site fails badly when viewed on a I-device, It seems the site itself isn't optimized for mobiles. Either way, please fix as a matter of urgency as it really won't help us demonstrating leading edge media when it falls over on I-Things..... Is anyone else experiencing the same?
Thanks.....
NateLawrence (10 months ago)
Similar sentiments have been expressed about viewing the site on Windows Phone: 
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=00581351-82d8-438d-a37b-7eadb3fb4991&dis=0b364599-b027-4ae8-ab66-14583f8f1297

The general roadmap for Photosynth 2 has been sketched out here: 
http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=00581351-82d8-438d-a37b-7eadb3fb4991&dis=f6e164e4-fe47-4ab6-9252-758c5a6be545 which I would think certainly includes making the site mobile friendly, in addition to finishing the mobile apps.
wideangle (10 months ago)
Unfortunately iOS (and most mobile operating systems) don't support WebGL which our synth viewer relies on. Because there isn't wider mobile support for WebGL, we haven't optimized for mobile devices in general.  I will add a question to this effect in our FAQ in our next deployment.

Thanks.

Anne (Photosynth team)
NateLawrence (10 months ago)
Windows Phone 8.1 already supports WebGL and modern builds of Firefox, Opera, and Chrome on Android have supported WebGL since last year.

iOS 8 will finally have WebGL support enabled in Safari when it launches in a few months in late 2014.

Many smaller mobile players also support WebGL: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebGL#Mobile_browsers
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