Browsing Habits – Silverlight gets PhotoSynth
On the road, you browse the internet with your finger. On your desktop, you browse the internet with your mouse wheel. More so if you would be able to use a horizontal+vertical wheel, like the mac’s mighty mouse and navigate with your middle finger the world.
Silverlight, Microsofts front to the RIA battle field, will have a nifty new feature by PhotoSynth in their Silverlight Player renderer this march, and ponder if Adobe is following suit on a similar or more effective way of ‘browsing’. The Seadragon will also be made for the iPhone that lets users “infinitely zoom” on high quality images with near zero transition times.
You can currently see the functionality in action used on the HardRock cafe‘s Memorabilia. Loading time kept the image often blurry in transition, but eventually loaded.