App Wall gets Photosynthed

At the Apple WWDC conference, Apple put up 20 large 30-inch LCD displays, showcasing the icons of 20,000 of the most popular apps found on the App Store today. Every time that someone downloads an app, its icon bounces up and down. Andreas Douglas and Greg Pascale who were at the conference decided to take some pictures and put them all into PhotoSynth. Check it out, it turned out very nicely. The photos were taken with an iPhone. A reminder, to check it out, you will need to have the Microsoft Silverlight plugin installed (about 18MB).

If your not sure what Photosynth (see our first coverage) is, the app lets you upload multiple photos and then it creates one cinematic panorama 3D 360 degree view. Photosynth analyzes each photo and uses the

data to build a model of where the photos were taken. It then re-creates the environment to display the photos.

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See it in action here.

AppleInsider has also posted pictures of the display, as the one seen below.

You can also check out many other uses of Photosynth, including by CNN during President Obama’s inauguration.

You may also be interested in checking out Sea Dragon, which is a technology part of Photosynth. Just check out the video below to appreciate the technology.


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  • clark

    I'm really impressed with the video @ 1min 30sec with the entire book fitted like that…insane!

  • clark

    I’m really impressed with the video @ 1min 30sec with the entire book fitted like that…insane!

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