Two months after our first version, we’re releasing the v1.1 of the Photosynth app for iOS. We’ve taken the original, tuned it, and added features that you’ve requested.
First off, we’ve added in-app sharing via email and enhanced the saving of images to the device’s camera roll with the ability to crop. We’ve also simplified the sharing process to allow you to share with Bing Maps (“listed”) at the same time as sharing to Facebook, similar to the existing Photosynth applications.
Speaking of which, with the incredible number of great panoramas that have been published to Bing Maps, we want to highlight the very best right inside the app. With the new “Best of Bing Maps” feature (available in the library) you can see regularly-updated amazing panoramas submitted by the app’s community.
In fact, to encourage more sharing, we are giving away an Xbox 360 with Kinect each week to the very best mobile panorama. You can read the details, including official contest rules, in the “Best of Bing Maps” feature in the app.
We also are introducing some new features aimed at Photosynth power users. You can now change the third-party sharing license in the Settings screen to any of the licenses already available in the other Photosynth applications. Of course, a number of issues have also been fixed that should make your experience even better.
In closing, it’s exciting building an app that helps create of so many wonderful views of the world. We’re also excited to be working hard on bringing this technology next to Windows Phone (but more on that another day).
- Eric Bennett on behalf of the Photosynth Team
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