Microsoft's Photosynth app creates 3D panoramas by combining 2D pictures.
When Microsoft launched Photosynth earlier this year for Windows Phone 7.5, the unique 3D panorama creation software quickly became one of the more popular apps on Microsoft's smartphone platform. While the app is still available for Windows Phone 7.5 devices, those with Windows Phone 8 smartphones have had to wait.
That wait is almost over, as Microsoft's Photosynth team has announced the release of the app for Windows Phone 8 is just a few weeks away following "problems with drivers on a few important phones." The announcement came via the team's Twitter account through the following statement:
Photosynth for WP8 slipped due to problems with drivers on a few important phones.Mostly behind us now. Releaseshould be weeks away.— The Photosynth Team (@photosynth) January 14, 2013
Currently, only Windows Phone 7.5 devices can see the app on the Windows Phone Store as Photosynth is one of the few apps that cannot automatically run on Windows Phone 8, according to a post on the Photosynth website by David Gedye, the Photosynth team's lead program manager.
The Phoyosynth app is also currently available for iOS devices and has been optimized for the iPhone 5. Desktop users can also create Photosynth panoramas with the use of Microsoft Research's Image Composite Editor.