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Google Street View “see inside” Features and Benefits #2 - Nightclubs

Google Trusted Photographer Manchester

This post follows on from our recent post entitled “Google Street View “see inside” Features and Benefits #1 - Bars and Restaurants” which highlighted how hiring a virtual tour company in Manchester such as ours can help to boost your Google Maps local listing by using a virtual tour produced by our Goggle Trusted Photographer.

Google Trusted Photographer “see inside” Features and Benefits #1 - Bars and Restaurants

We know the virtual tour industry

A lot of you may be thinking: “Why do I as a business owner need a 360 degree Google Street View virtual tour?”. Well the answer may be different depending on what kind of business you actually own / run so here we’re going to hi-light the reasons for various market sectors so you can find where you are and the answers you need in a series of blog posts of which this is he first in the series.

Fun Office Game! Google Cardboard Office Navigation

Navigate the office using a VR Headset!

So recently we produced a Google Street View Virtual Tour of the CTI Digital office based in the trendy Northern Quarter of Manchester. Now if your head has been under a rock for the past 12 months you may not know about the new virtual reality craze which is Google Cardboard.

Celebr8D8 - Producing The Celebrate Drupal 8 Launch Video

Producing the Celebrate Drupal 8 Video

We've recently had the utmost pleasure of working on a secret video project….

The video was produced for the Celebrate Drupal 8 campaign led by Paul Johnson and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire to promote the long anticipated release of Drupal 8.

HDR Photography in Manchester - UMIST

The Vimto

This HDR photography in Manchester set was taken around the grounds of UMIST (The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), formally known as "The Tech".

Draw in users and establish in your business with a Street View Virtual Tour

  • Build guest maintenance (measurements have demonstrated that sites with virtual visits are seen 5-10 times longer than those without). 
  • Increment online income altogether, as per a late study by the Carlson Hotel Group up to 135%. 
  • Permit your business to emerge from the rest. 75% of reviewed customers went to 3-4 lodging sites before making their booking. 
  • Create 46% more deals (bookings) than still pictures alone.

Google Cardboard - Virtual Reality on the Cheap or a Serious Contender to Expensive Counterparts?

(Google Cardboard image courtesy of Google Inc)

For those who are unaccounted with the concept of virtual reality, here’s a brief definition courtesy of Wikipedia:

Virtual Reality (VR), which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated life, replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds and lets the user interact in that world.

HDR Photography in Manchester

Looking good..

So tonight after viewing several tutorials and lectures on the subject of HDR photography I decided this evening to give it a go for myself and here are the results.

The first is from the bedroom office I normally use to produce and develop the 360 degree virtual tours from. The only light available was that from the monitors of the computer equipment and that was actually intentional as I wanted to see how far I could stretch the capabilities of the traditional HDR photography format.

Take Better Virtual Tours using the Poor man’s Tennis Ball Photosphere Camera Helper

Saturn 5 Photosphere Virtual Tour

After having a lot of fun using the new Photosphere app on iOS on the iPhone5 I’d like to up my game a little and improve the stitching quality of the virtual tours produced using this awesome photography app to take photospheres while out and about on the fly when visiting exotic places, urban exploring or whenever the mood takes me.

Technical review of the “Inside Abbey Road” Virtual Tour Experience

Point of Interest Overlays

The doors were virtually opened recently to the world famous Abbey Road Studios who have been host to a multitude of recording artists including The Beatles, Adele, Blur, Adam Ant and Oasis via a Google Street view style virtual tour entitled Inside Abbey Road with an interactive multimedia overlay featuring inline video and interactive mini-games which are based upon the recording equipment which Abbey Road have to offer.

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