Discussion about the now-retired Photosynth Apps for Windows Phone and iOS.
The Photosynth community has waited a very long time for this, but I'm glad to say that our Windows Phone app is now available. Screenshots and marketplace link on our blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photosynth/archive/2012/05/29/photosynth-for-windows-phone-is-here.aspx
It works on all Windows Phone 7.5 devices, except the recent "Tango" ones that have less than 512MB of memory. We tried hard to make it work on these too, but stitching a full sphere is pretty memory intensive, so it wasn't possible.
If you have a Windows Phone please give it a try and tell us what you think.
Photosynth Lead Program Manager
By the way -- this is a worldwide release, so if you are not seeing it in your marketplace just yet, give it a few more hours and it should appear.
Please pass on our sincere thanks to the team, David. =)
Keep up the good work!
I hope that your page handler script will soon recognize Mobile IE and throw WinPhone users into your app when viewing panoramas' 'view' links, since Mobile IE 9 doesn't (as far as I know) support the CSS3 bits needed for the HTML viewer to work yet.
Also, would we be greedy for asking for our own launch video? =)
Auto crop when saving to camera roll doesn't seen to work
on lg optimus 7 the first picture start to move and it's virtually impossible to take a second picture :-(
Nate -- We were betwen a rock and a hard place. You're right, there is no CSS3-3D yet in the IE on WinPhone, and also there is no way yet to launch an App from an URL. So, for now, you can't send a WinPhone user a link to view a pano on the site. This is a temporary (but big!) disappinment for all of us.
ghost85: That's wierd. Did you try against a well textured environment (i.e. not a white wall or a black sky)? If it's still happening, could you desribe it a little more?
I've tried this app on several "scenario", inside and outside, but is always the same
I take the first photo, and it start to move, as if I were shaking or rotating the phone , so it is impossible to take the second photo
P.s.: I've calibrated the compass
Having tried the app I am appalled by the quality of the stiching. It pales in comparison to the iPhone app. Please improve it ASAP. It's a strange world where MS releases an app on someone else's platform which works better than their own. And to think MS worked for almost a year on this app.
Alright, I admit the above comment was a tad harsh. I am looking forward to any updates however.
Similar to other comments, nice app! was dissapointed when viewing posts from windows mobile phone..no pano view unless you are in the app its self
The app works great, even though I haven't been able to get it calibrated. It'd be even greater if the Photosynth live tile panned and zoomed around panoramas at random. It'd be a battery drain, but really cool.
Guys, support, if you read this) Update didn't improve the awful experience at LG Optimus 7. The photoframe just jumps and it seems that the accelerometer really kills all the goodness of using the phone. Please, make some official statement on the problem asap)