Do you have an idea for an awesome feature we should add… or hate the way we’re currently doing something? Share your ideas and suggestions here.
I'd like to see the entire photosynth.net site take a turn for the realtime. What I mean is that it is interesting to have the 'Recently Synthed' feed available here: http://photosynth.net/Explore.aspx?filter=DateDesc/ but I would love to be able to see new synths bubble up and animate the others downstream, rather than needing to manually refresh the page. If we can use AJAX to make Windows Live Messenger toolbars, Seadragon.com progress bars, etc. then surely I'm not asking too much here, am I?
What is more, I would love to see geotagged synths bubble up to a Silverlight Map control as they are geotagged. I'm imagining a cross between this twitter map ( http://earthware.cloudapp.net/demos/sltwittermap.aspx ) and the Bing Maps World Tour except that the number of geotagged synths is so small that you could manage to report each one, rather than just one every ten seconds like the twitter map does. Browsing geotagged synths by month à la BMWT would seal the deal.
If the team can expose the geo data either as simply as making the RSS feed a GeoRSS feed by adding Lat/Long, or even better exposing the new geo-alignment data we could do this today.
The only place that seems to expose the Geo data currently is the map explore service, I had a play and turned it into a Silverlight map: http://photosynth.soulsolutions.com.au/
Would be awesome to play with feeds here.
Another idea that I didn't get around to mentioning here (because it seemed a little over the top) but which user Bodocudo has reminded me of is watching new public synths assemble as the photos are all uploaded into a collection, grouped, and finally arranged in 3D.
For more along those lines check out:
I suggest using this: