Saturday, September 08, 2012 1:22 AM
Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone knows how the panoramic images in the Metro travel application were created. Well, not the images, but how they are being displayed (e.g. what control). Has anyone else seen this? You can use your mouse or your finger to move the image around the pivot point as if you were actually standing where the camera is located.
A great example is to:
1) Open Metro
2) Click on the Suitcase for the travel section
3) Scroll right to the Panoramas section, and pick one.
Any ideas how this was done? Also, here is a link to an article about this: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/06/14/windows-8-contains-4300-killer-panoramas-via-a-partnership-with-360cities/
Sunday, September 09, 2012 3:15 PMIt's an HTML5 version of the Photosynth panorama viewer (take a look at \photosynth\js\jspanoviewer.js in the Bing Travel app directory). The control is proprietary and I doubt it will be released.