Here at See Inside Group, we’re always looking for cool and creative things to capture in 360 and to add to Google Maps so we teamed up with the guys at Caliber Interactive to launch PokeView, a fun virtual reality experience based on the brand new augmented reality game Pokemon Go.
Having already photographed a number of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts over 2014 and 2015 with UK based tour operator Destinology, we’re delighted to once again take our StreetView cameras back to one of our favourite properties in Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Now you can step inside and explore each room category and outlet on Google Maps and book direct.
Just over 4 year ago when our StreetView Spherical Photographer Dan Root started working with search giant Google to bring their virtual tour network into and around local businesses, it seemed that his hometown of Rochdale was the perfect place to start. Today we’re delighted to showcase one of our local projects with Rochdale Council with next generation digital coverage of the revealing of the River Roch.
Facebook’s upcoming “360 Photos” feature will let people upload panoramas taken via mobiles or through 360 cameras. Facebook will then stitch them into 360 Photos for Facebook News Feeds where users will be able to hold and drag to pan around the photos, or move their heads to look around them on Gear VR, Oculus Riftand other VR headsets.
Here at See Inside Group, we take pride in participating in key forums and symposiums across the globe. Keeping in line with this tradition, our Regional Lead for the MENA Region, Martin Steger will be one of the notable speakers at the Arabian Travel Market, held April 25 – 28 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Travel Centre. This speaking slot follows on the footsteps of the great feedback he received from businesses in the UAE while hosting Masterclass sessions on VR Marketing.
In its continuous quest to make 360° content more accessible for the masses, Google unveiled a new tool called VR View. Developers can now embed 360° photos and videos on websites or apps simply by adding a few lines of code. Google says the aim is to make this sort of content more widely available, whether it is a travel company showing off distant resorts and hotels, or an estate agent giving potential clients a sneak peak inside properties.
See Inside Group debuts yet another hotel brand on Google Maps this time with Kempinski and their Street View Trusted virtual tours at their Mall of The Emirates, Dubai and Ajman properties in the United Arab Emirates.
The See Inside Group prides itself on being a part of the community that we service. Joy Caasi, from our Dubai office via Caliber, who just so happens to be a local social media celebrity of her own, participated in several Instameets in the UAE where she had the chance to showcase Google Cardboard to notable bloggers and Instagrammers.
Unless you are an avid photographer, there is a good chance that you haven’t purchased a standalone digital camera in the last couple of years. Like most of us, you are likely to pull out your smartphone when you need to take photography on the go. Smartphone cameras have evolved to the point that for most of the consumer market, smartphone cameras will suffice. To a certain extent, smartphones are cannibalising the sale of standalone GPS and navigation devices, portable music players, and even tablets. A smartphone has become an all-powerful all-purpose device pushing aside standalone devices with ease.