The other day we were teased with some upcoming big titled Windows Phone 8 apps and we guessed at the time Photosynth would be one of those. Looks like our prediction was true as that app is now live-ish in the Windows Phone Store. We say live-ish because it’s so new that there’s a good chance you won’t be able to download it for a few hours to your phone.
Photosynth went missing with Windows Phone 8 for quite some time, even though it was thought to be one of the launch apps with the new platform. We’ve been kicking around a development release since October but it’s great to see it finalized for the masses.
Photosynth is Microsoft’s 3D Panorama app that allows users to take 20, 30 or even more photos of an environment and then stitch them together to make a “globe” view of the room. It’s a lot of fun and there are some impressive ‘Synths out on Microsoft’s website.
Google recently has been pushing their version of such a system called Google PhotoSphere so it’s great to see this app finally land in the Store just when the OS is starting to take off.
You can try and download Photosynth here in the Windows Phone 8 Store. If you don’t see it, just grab a coffee and come back in a few hours.
Source: Windows Phone Blog; Thanks to everyone who tipped us!