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test 360

23/6/2016:  The test is in progress on various mobile apps and clouds 






Sites





Google 

Street View app
FREE:  live stitch photos and upload to your google a/c into google map




Dermandar 
FREE: live stitch photos and upload to free host site a/c 
host site includes albums, tag words, links and share with embed option
see more in review below



Theta 
FREE app to support their theta 360 camera by Ricoh
host site can upload but limited control see more below in review



Momento360
discovered July 2017 and testing



















Review hosts



14/6/2016   3 host sites




Widget / Controls



Dermander


DAY ride: Longest escalator in Asia >   app Dermander
Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect

Controls:  (best with external link)
S/Ph: turn on any angle (360) or swipe / pinch screen
D/Top: quality> bottom right | Zoom: double click | Full page: top right








Theta


Same image in app Theta >  Controls: via external link   NIGHT ride: Longest escalator in Asia

Controls
no VR mode, powerful zoom in / out with pinch finger control

more: outside / Inside and more @ Spherical T21     about 360 Spherical Pic I video I apps



https://theta360.com/s/gjAeOjdZCcWWKYdcTBK72WHHY?view=embed&width=800px&height=375px










https://theta360.com/s/haE6jABhzTlVBcIYw8ORw01Z6?view=embed&width=800px&height=375px


360Cities

14/6/2016:  under review 360 cities  Terminal21 shopping plaza Bangkok
Controls
many controls, on screen .. too many to name















Dermandar 

Desktop Widget 
  • For: point of difference:  nil
  • Against: no tools displayed, zoom default value too high for spherical

External link: 
  • For: gyro (vr), tag words, map location 
  • Against: no controls displayed

Backoffice: can change some specs of widget 


Theta 

Desktop Widget: 
  • For: default view lower zoom (fisheye), zoom range greater (in and out), some tools displayed (logo linked to external link) 
  • Against: point of diff nil 

External link: 
  • For: display full controls, greater zoom range in/out
  • Against: no gyro (VR) option, no tag words, map location

Host sites clouds 

updated: 04/07/16
  Priority Dermandar Theta  360cities
 user feed url High Yes    Yes Yes
 Display
  images flat (panoramic) (visual)
  Description (text) with image
      Hover cursor over image description 
      incl URL hyperlink in description 
      Starting point of display
  Slideshow
Display
High

High
High
Medium
Low
 Yes
 Yes
 No
   Yes
   No
 No
 Yes
 No
 No
 No
  Yes
   No
 No
 Yes
 Yes
 Yes
  ?
  ?
  ?
  Yes
 ?
 VR (Virtual Reality) mode view
     other display (little planet and more)
VR modeYes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes




 
 find images by tag word/s 1 or more
 need option to sort by Date and Name
 High
 High
 Yes
 No
 No
 No
  Yes
  ?
 find images by map location High Yes     No  Yes
     
 Subscription costs
  Basic
  Pro features

subscription
Free
$2500

subsc
Free
No
subsc
Free
$260
 



Animations
on the host site

  
No
 
Yes
 
No
     
   Zoom options (Pinch) Medium Yes Yes 
   Zoom range  Medium Minor Major 
   Controls 
    Desktop browser
    mobile browser
    mobile app    (NA means no mobile app to view)
  Controls
 Medium
 Medium
 Medium
 Controls
D=few
M=
MA=
Controls
D=Many
M=Many
MA=NA
 Controls
D=High
M
MA=
     
   Share option
   copy link / url  (u can copy n paste link)
   shortcut Icon: Facebook like   
   shortcut Icon: Twitter tweet    
 share
High
low
low
Share
Yes
fbk=N
Twitr=N
Share
 Yes
Fbk=Y
Twtr=Y
 Share
Yes

   Embed Option 
   on each image
   tab for embed controls to insert url and tweak
 Embed
 Medium
Medium
 Embed
 No
 Yes
 Embed
 Yes
 No
 Embed
  
   Starting point of display

 High No No Yes
 advertising in page
   by Host
  share revenue
 High
na
medium
 Ads
 No
 No
  Ads
  Yes
  No
 Ads
 Yes
 Yes

samples sites: 

Theta - album by fbk or twitter 
twitter Luckyphill59 Twitter https://theta360.com/users/65101

360Cities




Mobile apps


Dermandar 
streaks ahead, very verisitle
view local or cloud and search others by name or locations
cloud editing = Yes
Output as video (pan)



Theta 
local view and upload then relies on browser for view cloud
cloud editing = No
Output:  Photo and video - see additional apps below

additional apps 
editing photos (very limited)
editing videos (very limited)




video editing
360 video requires metatag injection which is avail free in desktop, no one has made an app for meta tag injection and this is clearly a huge Income opportunity as the market is exploding with spherical




360 cities
not fully tested 
can no load from roll


Google street view
create image or use from camera roll
no cloud editing



Upload tricks

starting point 
Theta - before uploading rotate image to preferred starting point 
Dermandar - na 
360C - can adjust in cloud


Cloud features:

URL to a site
Dermandar Yes others no





















other site/s

14/6/2016   
  • http://www.2vr.in/ - upload by email (no a/c)  embed tool is iframe, no display No controls, No tags, No map, No VR


22/7/16: Theta have publish a list of known support apps - see subpage Theta






360cities


14/6/2016:  under review 360 cities  Terminal21 shopping plaza Bangkok

extensive options .. being accessed


18/6 progress report 

setup options extensive
preset angle and start point of view
tag words, location map geo,

share in ad words


must verify if business or non business



against

host site 
moderator rejects ie., they have a filter process for approval before it can be published?
why .. to be reviewed - the email directs to check forum faq


Desktop widget in thaibis directory a lot of help screen info with the image with option to show/ hide 


mobile device
does not allow import from other devices (can only use their app camera and pan not sphere)



Desktop widget viewed in IOS (mobile phone)
in thaibis no visual help V's lots in desktop browser

external link does not work (not published criteria unresolved)






Google Street View


23/6/2016 
mobile app: excellent
take photos and upload
batch upload and location in batch
search to add venue name using google map features
  
downside can not add comments nor links


no widget to embed into website

host cloud service: confusing
relies on your google a/c
no easy to find the images in google a/c
appears they are creating a special album for panoramic - tba 

tag word search: tba 
 
auto links the image into google listing of the venue, name credit but no control over image







Authors summary


23/6/16 Preference continues to be the Dermandar
The mobile app is substantially better than others, can upload and edit, output image in video and set map location and VR mode
Host site is easy to edit with many features

the downside is nominal, knowing the site was originally panoramic they are making changes to embrace some Spherical issues otherwise by far the best


Theta is new and limited it is incidental as their primary focus is the hardware


360Cities has incredible options but very limited in Basic (free user subscription)




Sub Pages


creating a page for each widget / host for more specific data

Subpage Listing








Insert below> 1. Dermandar External link 
Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect 
Controls: (best with external link) 

S/Ph: turn on any angle (360) or swipe / pinch screen 
D/Top: quality> bottom right | Zoom: double click | Full page: top right



same as above but in different direction and slower speed to compare with Theta site version below


2. Different 360 hosted site: Theta >  full controls via external link   
 










Templates for this site




Generic post sept 2016


Sept 2016 new style 




360 Spherical Photos



Best view with smartphone.
use external link option for best effects
why use smartphone
Virtual Reality effect, turn device at any angle or better turn around while holding the device for 360 / Spherical view, 
more at about 360 Spherical Photo apps 



Note:: Images are loaded into TWO (2) sites for different effects

Site 1. Theta

Powerful zoom in / out  
1 live example followed by thumbnails of others of the day 

image below hosted in Theta, more controls via external link   
Zoom all the way out to make a crystal ball effect and then spin it.. 


for Virtual Reality mode view Dermander
Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect

more: outside / Inside and more @ tba      about 360 Spherical Pic I video I apps
all other of the day BELOW, click a thumbnail to watch in 360  or page down to VR (Virtual reality mode)



  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #butterfly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9 BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk  #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty    #LiveLoveLaugh  #firefly3d
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  • Westin Pool Party Bangkok 5 star Hotel comfort, all day night DJ's happy crowd and vibe, SM hub event 17/9/2016 http://goo.gl/KzEOM9  BEST HASHTAGS  #WestinPoolPartyBkk #WestinGrande  #BkkPoolParty #BtsAsoke  #ZoneSukhumvit  #butterfly3d
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Site 2 Dermanda


VR (Virtual reality) mode - view images in smartphone, turn around and the image will move as you move
Insert below> Ring Girls External link  

Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect Controls: (best with external link) 
S/Ph: turn on any angle (360) or swipe / pinch screen 
D/Top: quality> bottom right | Zoom: double click | Full page: top right


all other pics of the day can be accessed below 

Album
all 360 photos this venue on host site Dermandar

album; Wpp 17./9.16: Directory I album I slideshow I map location 

you can 
change search: 1. deselect tag words from directory 2. select new tag words 
use the links to post the 360 pics into your social media
Share
Please do share into your social media 
Best practices: download FREE app of host cloud service "Dermandar" - link


short url to 360 photo wpp 17/9/16: https://goo.gl/WQSm3j











Generic pre sept 2016




comment: list 





Caption: details of the image  


View styles:


  • Theta-link - better zoom and includes animation 
  • 360cities-link

Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect








Theta

360 Spherical photo:   into of photo image 

Image below hosted in site Theta
powerful pinch Zoom range in / out
more controls via external link


NB:  other view styles noted below image


more: outside / Inside and more @  tba       about 360 Spherical Pic I video I apps


Other view styles:

Smartphone/ Tablet: VR (Virtual Reality) mode: site Dermander-link I 360cities-link


Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect







Dermander



360 Spherical photo:  Audience juggling beers and drinks before show time



Insert below> 1. Dermandar External link 
Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect 
Controls: (best with external link) 

S/Ph: turn on any angle (360) or swipe / pinch screen 
D/Top: quality> bottom right | Zoom: double click | Full page: top right





Different 360 hosted site: Theta >  full controls via external link   






360cities


360 Spherical photo:  description 

image below hosted in site 360C,  external link 
many controls top right corner 
Best view: smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect












Subpage

Subpage Listing






Subpages (1): Theta
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