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We’re so two-point-oh: updated Stitcher. Tagging added to panoramas.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Yup, another update to CleVR. Firstly, the AIR CleVR Stitcher has been updated again. We’ve also made it the primary Stitcher now. The Java version is still available, but we recommend everyone move to the AIR one now, as it’s a lot better. This version runs on Beta 2 of AIR, just released by Adobe. If you launch it from the stitcher page and you’ve previously run the AIR Stitcher it will update your version of AIR automatically. The Stitcher has few updates from the last version, probably the most significant of which is a greatly improved uploading system. It’s a lot quicker.

Secondly, updates to Following on from commenting, added at the weekend, we now have tagging. So Web 2.0! You can add tags to your panoramas, such as place names and so forth. Give it a go: you’ve find the button for it on your panorama pages if you’re logged-in.

Web apps on the desktop

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

While CleVR is mostly web-based, the Stitcher has always needed to be a desktop app. This is for a number of reasons. Primarily it’s because it needs access to the local filesystem so that you can import your photos. Also, it is processor intensive, so runs best as a native app.

However, it also needs to be tightly-integrated with the server, so that it can handle the uploading, authentication and similar. It also needs to be cross-platform, as we don;t have the resources to develop separate apps for Mac, Windows (and possibly Linux). The current system is pretty good – we use Java Webstart which allows us to launch from the browser, while giving us the access we need to the filesystem and native libraries. However, I’ve never been totally happy with it, and am always looking for a better solution. Luckily, there seem to be some on the way.