“The 'Browse Photosynth' functionality broke right after we submitted the app to the AppStore,”
So shite, sooo Microsoft LOL.
AND I'm a Windows guy with an office full of WM-powered smartphones...
Those well known Apple fanboys down at the Microsoft ranch have released the company’s first application for the iPhone before adding the app to its own Windows-based mobile platform. Seadragon Mobile hit Apple’s App Store on Saturday. However soon after Redmond admitted that it hadn’t all gone quite to plan because the most …
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I was pondering that one myself. I was working on a theory involving the intervention of invisible bug pixies at the AppStore, but your explanation seems so much more elegant that I won't bother developing this one further.
Only one question remains then. WTF's a "Photosynth" and why would I want to browse one?
I've downloaded it - it's quite good - the pan & zoom are fast.
User interface is pretty standard iphone.
The only thing I don't like is the "Microsoft livelabs Seadragon" watermark in the top left corner of the screen.
Will be a lot better when they get Photosynth to work (which I could never get to work on my PC).
Why would Apple be responsible for the testing of all of the apps that are released for the iPhone?
If they did test them then half would never get released as they would be found to be buggy and then we'll get a load of stories from people demanding to know why the can't run whatever software they like on their own iPhone, however brain dead the software is.
Anyway all of that kind of software should be popping up on Android any day now, and good luck to them.
Dunno what the fanboi baiters are going to say now that their company - mikrosoff - are releasing software for the enemy.
I just had a look on the photosynth site and even had a look at the instructional video.
Once done a "photosynth" does look really pretty but then is there even a way to use your "creations" in a webpage or do people have to sign up to the photosynth site to view your album?
I've never actually came across it until this article. Looks fairly useless. I'm assuming it uses silverlight in some way. Seems like a lot of effort to take all of the images when there's no real use for them.
Maybe if you could put them into a website in some way it could be useful in certain cases. Without looking into it further I would hope you can atleast use it on your silverlight website. Not that i've seen anything other than a MS site that makes use of it so far.
I can't see it being "invisible bug pixies" But I went for the lazy option.
Seadragon project manager: Have you tested the app?
Programer: Yeah, yeah. Lots of testing.
Other programer: What a dork. What does he users are for? Testing - couldn't be arsed.
But on reflection, the lazy option is too simple. There's probably something in the iPhone kernel that notices the origin of the app and if Redmond it activates the well programing construct - the "if ... then ... maybe" statement.
"Microsoft releases first flaky iPhone app"
Unless you meant they carefully delineate their iPhone application product line into "flaky", "non-flaky", and...I don't know..."strawberry", you probably meant:
"Microsoft releases flaky first iPhone app"
Look, I'm sorry to nitpick, but grammar is important! Especially for journalists! Come on!
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