Nadella’s team is trimming even more weight off Microsoft. MSN Health & Fitness, MSN Travel and MSN Food & Drink apps across all platforms is going to be discontinued. I guess the only one I really used was the Bing News app. News, Weather, Sports and Money will still get support.
Just last week, Microsoft sold off their Bing Maps data collection assets to Uber. ZDnet also reports that Microsoft is also no longer going to support their photosynth app. Whaaat?! That’s an awesome app and it’s the easiest and best 360 phototaker than its rivals out there.
Today we are announcing that we are retiring the Photosynth mobile apps. We are doing this because the new Photosynth Preview technology and its cloud processing is a more immersive way to capture a place than the spherical panoramas that our apps produce.
What this means to you:
If you use the Photosynth Windows Phone App or the Photosynth iOS App you can continue to use it, but it is now officially unsupported, and will not be maintained going forward. Both apps will be withdrawn from their respective stores.
Because the app is now unsupported, we strongly encourage people to upload their panoramas to Photosynth.net. Photosynth.net is still maintained and you will be able to view your panoramas online with or without the Photosynth app. Panoramas can be made public, or kept unlisted to protect your privacy.
What does it mean that the photosynth preview tech is more immersive?