We’ve watched the Photosynth project by Microsoft develop over the years and look back with fondness at the first video we saw with giddiness as Blaise Aguera y Arcas demonstrated the emerging technology that so many people said would not see the light of day.
Welcome to 2011- not only has Photosynth stitched together pictures on the desktop, today they announced that anyone can capture panoramic pictures anywhere and share them instantly via the new iPhone app.
In coming months, the Windows Phone app will be unveiled followed by other smartphones. The Photosynth mobile app is “putting the brain behind the camera,” said Photosynth Engineer Blaise Aguera y Arcas.
We’ve shown you a tool for panoramic videos and the new Photosynth app has major implications in the real estate world – can you say “virtual tours made in seconds” on the go? What once took an expert professionals hours to create can be stitched on a smartphone in seconds and shared on Facebook.
Realtors can upload their Photosynth images to Bing maps and even be alongside business search results!!! Even listings can be Photosynthed and put on Bing maps. If you thought Bing traffic surge was impressive as of last week, it’s about to get even better… Microsoft isn’t playing around, they’re serious about Bing.
We have that same giddy feeling we had the first time we heard about Photosynth and we think that if you watch the video above, you’ll feel the same way!