New from Bing Mobile: PhotoSynth for the iPhone

More from the Bing/iPhone camp, the latest news comes via a tweet that there’s a new PhotoSynth app now available for the iPhone.

The app allows you to capture images, create PhotoSynths, and share them to, Facebook, and/or Bing Maps.  With an iPhone, you can now create “synths”, and more:

Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation and sharing app that lets you capture more of your world. Now you can capture 360° in all directions (up, down, left, and right) to create spectacular images. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth makes it easy and fun to create and share interactive panoramas of wherever you are.

Photosynth can share images and interactive panorama experiences to Facebook (with the included free service). Integration with Bing Maps means millions of people could see your panoramas on maps and in search results for locations you’ve captured.

The app is now available for free download from iTunes, where we found this screenshot an list of features:


• See your panorama take shape as you capture them with INTERACTIVE CAPTURE
• Look and capture in all directions with FULL-SPHERE PANORAMAS
• See the final panorama right away with fast ON-DEVICE PROCESSING
• Sharp, high-resolution results with the ADVANCED IMAGE STITCHING ENGINE
• Panoramas are always available to view and share from the ON-DEVICE LIBRARY
• Zoom, pan, stretch, and view in landscape or portrait with our IMMERSIVE VIEWER
• Save as many panoramas as you want and view them online at PHOTOSYNTH.NET
• Share to Facebook with images or interactive panoramas
• Share to Bing Maps to see your panoramas throughout Bing
• Your panorama images are available to any app from the Camera Roll
Photosynth’s unique capture experience requires an iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod Touch (Fourth Generation).

While we’re preparing ourselves for the usual onslaught of “what about Windows Phone?” comments, and it is a bit tough to take seeing all this cool stuff running seemingly everywhere but on Microsoft devices, we prefer to think of the iPhone as a “test bed” for cool Windows Phone apps to come.  Once the “Mango” updates arrive, complete with a full set of APIs to make this cool stuff happen, we’re going to see lots of cool stuff for Windows Phone, coming especially from Bing, but all over the platform.