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Smart2VR introduces app analytics, Facebook integration & Autodesk 360 image converter

8 november 2016 / by Smart2VR

Also the last period Smart2VR has worked hard to improve and optimise the VR platform. This resulted in new Smart2VR features. This time we launched app analytics, the Facebook integration for 360 photos/images and the import converter for renders from Revit (Autodesk 360).

Do you want to know how many times your app has been downloaded? Watch it now in the Smart2VR CMS!
We all want to know who our app users are, where they from and if they downloaded the iOS or the Android app. The more you know, the more you can learn about your target audience. By having insights into the download figures you can learn more about your users and improvements could be made. Using the app analytics you can for example plan your app promotion better.
After log in, go to the tab ‘Analytics’. Here are the download statistics of the Android (Google Play Store) and iOS (Apple Store) apps. Select the downloads of a particular period, for example last month and check in which countries your app has been downloaded!

Post your 360 degrees photos from the platform on Facebook
In June Facebook introduced the possibility to upload and view 360 degrees photos. The arrival of 360 degrees content on Facebook is a nice addition because now everyone can easily experience how it’s like to be there for real and look around.
Now it is possible to show your 360 degrees photos/images in the Smart2VR platform on Facebook. Uploading 360 degrees photos/images is easily with Smart2VR. Go to the tab ‘VR content’ and copy the embedded Facebook code link. Open the Facebook app or website and create a post. Click on ‘Photo/video’ and paste the url you copied in the bar behind ‘file name’. Now your photo will be uploaded to Facebook in the best quality available.
Facebook recognize 360 degrees photos and displays a compass icon. When you click on the photo it will become full screen.
Are you viewing the photo on your phone? With your finger you can swipe easily on the screen or move and turn your phone to view the 360 degrees photo from all sides. On a PC you can watch the 360 degree image easily by clicking with the mouse and move it back and forth. The best experience of your 360 degrees photo is with the Samsung Gear VR. When your phone is compatible for this VR headset, ‘Watch in VR’ will appear in the photo. Click on it, place your phone in the Gear VR and watch the photo in Virtual Reality.

Upload 360 degrees images made from Revit into Smart2VR
Smart2VR is a multiplatform and its goal is to be compatible with many systems. With the 360 import it is now possible to upload renders from Revit (Autodesk 360) to Smart2VR. Smart2VR automatically recognizes the stereoscopic cubestrips that Autodesk creates in its renders and converts them to the equirectangular format. Smart2VR supports the stereoscopic top/bottom cubestrip projection in .JPG format. See example below:

top_bottom_cubestrip_projectie

Do you have questions, feedback or suggestions for new features for Smart2VR? Let us know by e-mail (info@smart2vr.com), we are very interested!

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More possibilities for your virtual reality app with our new features

14 september 2016 / by Smart2VR

How easy is building your own app in the Smart2VR platform?
Over 300.000 users now use a virtual reality app created with the Smart2VR platform!
We are constantly busy to improve and develop the platform so you can create and manage your own VR app even better.
Check out the major new features below!

Reach your app users with notifications!
It is now possible to notify all users of your VR app using a notification on their phone.
New great VR content published that everyone should see? Tell them with a notification you send easily from the VR-CMS platform.

Increase customer experience with stereoscopic 360 degree video!
With stereoscopic we mean real 3D!
The most immersive VR video experience you have ever seen, now available to your company with your own VR app built on www.smart2vr.com.
Use the VR-CMS platform to publish your 3D 360 degree videos in 4K resolution with Two Big Ears ambisonic audio and you have the very best VR video experience app currently available on the market.

Experience more personalization options for your VR app!
Now set your own images as app menu backgrounds. Perfect to brand your VR app with your own style even more.
You can also upload custom poster images for your VR videos, not just a default video frame selected by the system.
Ideal to make your videos even more appealing to your customers and to personalize your VR app.

Discover the improved VR user interface!
Buttons for Home-Previous-Next are now invisible by default. No more blocking your immersive view.
Just press the Google Cardboard button to show the buttons and activate one by looking at one.

Get to work with the Hotspots!
Hotspots will provide more interaction in your VR app. They now can be linked from object to object.
The hotspots are now also visible in the VR tours on the website, not just only in the VR app.

And even more improvements
Alongside the new features mentioned above, there are more improvements to the platform to optimize the VR app.
– Auto-proceed: If video ends automatically proceed to the next video.
– Smooth Fade in / Fade out
– App stability improved

Stay tuned, more improvements coming soon. We continue to improve and extend the platform and we welcome your suggestions.

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