The updated Photosynth app is now available on a variety of iOS devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Touch fourth generation, and iPad 2) and will be coming next to a Windows Phone near you.
“We listened to the 3,500,000 people who downloaded the first version of the app and added some of the most requested features,” blogged Eric Bennett on Bing search blog today.
“The Photosynth app captures full 360° panoramas with a fun, interactive experience and makes it simple to share with friends and family. Today’s update adds email sharing and image cropping capabilities when you save a panorama to the Camera Roll, which means you can more easily bring your panoramas into other apps. Also made sharing to Facebook and Bing Maps easier than before, allowing you to share to both at the same time,” said Bennett.
“The new "Best of Bing Maps" feature lets you explore great panoramas created by others and shared on Bing Maps directly within the app. View stunning full-sphere panoramas from people around the world and get inspired by the creative possibilities of Photosynth.”
With the Photosynth App, you can:
- See your panoramas take shape with each picture you take.
- Get sharp, seamless, and high-resolution results looking in all directions.
- See most panoramas within seconds of taking your last picture.
- Explore the world’s best panoramas on Bing Maps through the “Best of Bing Maps.”
- Zoom, pan, stretch, and view your panorama in landscape or portrait mode.
- Save and view your panoramas on your device and view them online at Photosynth.net.
- Share your panoramas to Bing Maps and see them throughout Bing.
- Share your images or interactive panoramas with friends on Facebook
- Send email panoramas directly from the app or save them to the Camera Roll.
“To celebrate the launch of these new features, we’re even awarding Xbox360 with Kinect prize packages every week for the very best panoramas shared with Bing Maps!,” Bennett added.
“In the app, go to the library and click "Best of Bing Maps" to learn more and enter the contest.”
You can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store today.
[Source: Search blog]