Nokia today released PhotoBeamer, an app that lets users display photo albums on a bigger display wirelessly from their phones. The app, which is now available on Microsoft’s app store for Windows Phone, was developed by Scalado, an imaging software company that Nokia acquired in June this year. Also Read - Nokia completes Scalado acquisitionAlso Read - Nokia to acquire Scalado [update]
PhotoBeamer was first launched on Apple’s App Store for iPhone for $0.99 a couple of weeks before Nokia announced the acquisition. Though the app is no longer available on the App Store, the functionality remains the same in its Windows Phone avatar. Users need to go to www.photobeamer.com on their PC. The landing page will show a QR code (like the one shown above) and users have to scan the code from their phone’s camera. That’s about it. Users can then select photographs they want to share on the bigger display and they are streamed via the data connection on the phone. Also Read - RIM's BlackBerry 10 is a patchwork OS: WSJ
Scalado has been behind some of the biggest innovations in smartphone cameras. Most of the unique camera features in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system are powered by Scalado’s technology. Windows Phone users can install PhotoBeamer from here.