Explore a world of geotagged photography with PhotoWhirl. We pull in photos from all of your favorite services such as Flickr, Instagram, Panoramio and 500px. If you're a photographer or adventurer this is a great way to get inspired and find hidden gems. This product uses APIs from 500px, Instagram, Flickr, Panoramio and Google Places but is not endorsed or certified by these companies. All photos are copyrighted by their respected owners.More
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Brilliant way to virtually travel
This app really does give you a new way to travel (virtually) to anywhere on Earth, and it's fun to use. You can tell it's been made with care, and I appreciate the attention to detail that's in there, particularly with opacity and transitions. Fifth star for adding a slideshow mode with adjustable advance time, and the ability to load more than 25 per site... I'd love to run this as a slideshow on one monitor while I'm working on another.More
THE PHOTO WHIRL
I JUST LOVE THE PHOTO WHIRL,IT HAS A VERY GREAT VIEWS ON ANY AERA YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE,THE PICTURES AND THE SKY IS SO CLEAR,EVERYTHING IS SO BREATH TAKEN AWAY.I JUST COULDNT BELEIVED MY EYES WHAT I AM REALLY SEENING FOR MYSELF.THIS PHOTO WHIRL REALLY STANDS OUT FOR ITS NAME.IT MEANS WHAT IT SAID,AND ITS SAID WHAT IT MEAN. I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE PHOTO WHIRL HAS PICKED UP MY LOCATION SO QUICKLY ON THE MAP.THE LOCATION ON THE MAP WAS VERY ACCURATED INDEED.I JUST LOVE PHOTO WHIRL TO THE WORLD.TRY.More
Very compelling application
Lets you see pictures in an area on a map, and then to be able to quickly open the picture. Similar to the pictures in Bing or Google maps, but much better implemented. It would be nice if the thumbnails could be made bigger and I'd like to get rid of the bar on the left side.More
Search is limited but I think this is mostly from photos tags rather than the app. Could use an option to change the size of the thumbnails. Map zooms in when you click to view a photo. You must zoom back to your original view after exiting the photo. On my desktop, zooming is slow on response. Zooming often continues and you have to stop it by catching the map and moving it a little. User tags are often wrong and this is NOT the fault of the program.More
This is the level of polish one needs in a first rate app store. Looks great, very responsive. If I'm picky, there is more skeuomorphism than one expects in a proper Windows 8 store app, and it isn't usable if you need high contrast mode. That is pretty picky of me though.More
Worth your time. Good conversation piece.
Played with it for maybe 5 minutes. Simple. No problems loading at all. You just pick a spot, any spot, in the world and start looking at geotagged photos. Amateur and professional. Amazing use of tech. Just imagine what CIA must use.More
Not really feeling the design. I feel like its trying to be an Apple/Android app rather than Windows 8. For example, the huge settings switches on the left side of the interface are pretty, but taking up too much space. That space could have been used for more map. I DO like some of the design elements that feel really natural. Overall, awesome job.More
Simply fun to browse the world
I love the accessible and touch-optimized design of this app, and the breadth of the content it can access. Makes you realize how much GPS, digital photography and the internet have changed the way we document our world. Must have.More
WOW. great app.
I love the modern interface. Thank you for this great app. Now it is time to develop an Windows Phone 8 app ;)More
- Locate geotagged photos from Flickr, Instagram, Panoramio and 500px!
- Automatically sync your favorite finds across all of your Windows 8 devices!
- Photographer location scouting.
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900.71 KB - 987.5 KBMore
- Age rating
For ages 12 and upMore
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- Supported languages
English (United States)
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update 9/29/2015 Added Search back in, small UI tweaks update 4/5/2015 Update to 500px to show higher resolution photos 9/30/2014 flickr service bug fix 9/9/2014 2.0 - new ui - updated for windows 8.1 1/30 -Fixed bug where cancelling an instagram login crashed the app. - NEW Get photos from users by either searching or clicking on their username ( supported on Flickr, instagram and partially on Panoramio ) - NEW Sidebar snap view which works similarly to the bing app, click a photo and it opens beside the app in the default browser - NEW 500px keyword search - NEW Golden hour (sunset / sunrise) info for your area and notifications - UI Tweaks, enhancements & refinements - Improved help dialog - Added swipe gesture to photo viewer for touch users - Added additional mouse button navigation - Performance optimization for Surface RT - Fixed a bug where it would randomly return 0 results - Fixed a bug where keyboard navigation did not work in fullscreen mode - Fixed a bug where Faved photos did not store for some users update 1.7.2013 - Added Date to photos ( note: previously faved photos might not show a date) - Live tile support for your favs (requires at least 4 favs) - Added additional keyboard navigation ( up / down / spacebar when viewing photos) - Added notification visual when an api fails (most noticable on instagram) - Adjusted the flickr api call for accuracy - minor visual tweaks - bug fixes