html5 virtual toursIt’s been a long time since I created my first html5 virtual tour, and I remember how amazing it was to be able to view a 360 virtual tour on my iPad. You might not know, but Apple sold its 100 millionth iPad, two and a half years after the first model came out. You can imagine how many people are online on the daily basis using their Apple gadgets…and this number is just growing daily?

As these tablets are getting better and faster, we have to keep up with the pace and make our html5 virtual tours compatible with the different models, come up with new ideas and make them as interactive and feature rich as possible. In the past we managed to integrate floor maps, videos and hotspots into our iOS virtual tours, but due the the higher expectations we’ve had to look out for new solutions and features to take our virtual tours to another level.

Now I have got something really special and exciting to share with you, so get your Apple gadgets ready as we are about to introduce our new iOS Virtual Tour App for iPhone or iPad devices.

To make it more exciting, we have generated a QR Code for our example, so all you have to do is to download the free i-nigma QR Code scanner from the App Store and scan the code below. If you are on your iPhone or iPad when you read this, just tap on the buttons to view the examples.

What you are about to see is the most advanced iOS Virtual Tour App on the market…

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Virtual Tour Example 1 Virtual Tour Example 2 Virtual Tour Example 3

iOS App Features

• Video Player/PlayList  • Audio Player/Playlist • Twitter Inside! • Unlimited Panoramas
• Pro Photo Gallery/Slideshow   • Gyroscope Inside! • Contact Page • Google Maps/Street View
• Scrolling Navigation Menu • iPhone 5 Support • Social Network Sharing • Full Screen

iPhone Screenshots

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For pricing and enquires, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have created this blurb just to give you a brief explanation about the key facts, benefits and statistics of 360 degree virtual tours. I will also show you why virtual tours are still important and unique marketing tools today, even though it has been almost two decades since the technique was first use.

In this section I am going to cover most of the aspects of 360 panoramic tours, but if you cannot find a information you are after, you can always check out my FAQs section or simply just Google it…

If you are interested about the history of the virtual tours, methods of creation, image stitching etc… please visit this link I want to know more about 360º virtual tours

Now let’s talk about the facts, statistics and the benefits…

“What you get is what you see”…so let them watch it in 360°!!!

The only way to attract customers and get them to understand the benefits of any service or product is to explain, and to show what they can expect for their money. There are many businesses out there today still losing valuable sales by not taking full advantage of maximum use of internet marketing.

Your website is your “shop window”, so you need to show what you have got in a way, that whoever visits your web page stays longer than the average of 30 seconds. You need something eye catching, visual and something people talk about and remember, which induces them to return to your website over and over being serious

The idea is fairly simple – if a picture paints a thousand words then think of the benefits that a 360 degree Virtual Tour would offer? 360 degree Virtual Tour gives your customers an opportunity to see what you’re selling in a way that no ordinary two dimensional photography can do. Virtual Tours provide viewers with a complete picture rather than just segments or angles that leave questions and uncertainties in their minds.

360 degree virtual tours, or panoramic viewing, have got significantly better over the last ten years, allowing the user to navigate the tours by clicking on maps or integrated floor plans.

– Tours are higher resolution without compromising load times
– More Intuitive controls
– Thumbnail navigation
– Simple installation into your website
– Custom integration for your company branding

Recently a client of ours said that “Still pictures are used to sell the ambience, character and the attraction” for staying at their Hotel. Although they do give an idea to the potential customer of what can be expected, they are limited purely by the nature of being a two dimensional picture. By allowing us to turn their Hotel into a 360º experience they said “our customers now see things on a whole new level of detail, as if they were really there.”

If you are unsure whether virtual imaging is right addition to your online advertising campaign, please read the following facts:

Virtual tours reduce the amount of wasted viewings by 40% (source: Property Week)

The estimated Return on Investment (ROI) for virtual imaging is less than 4 weeks

While only 15% of all hotel bookings are made over the Internet, 65% of all travel bookings are researched online.

Virtual imaging increases on-line bookings by up to 85%

75% of those surveyed, visited 3-4 hotel web sites before making their choice.

Unlike most other marketing tools, virtual imaging continues to earn you revenue until you refurbish!

The Internet has become the top choice for consumers to investigate travel destinations, whether for business or leisure.

Full virtual imaging will increase your sales!

96.2% of travellers use the Internet as a source of information when planning a trip.

Virtual Tours Get OVER 5 Million Visits a Day.

80% of Internet shoppers say images are imperative when deciding to buy or use a company’s product or services. (2006, Pew Internet & American Life Study)

A compelling use of virtual technology will keep visitors on your site, and will also keep them coming back.

80% of consumers search for information online. That means at least 60% of your marketing dollars should be spent optimizing your company online.

47% said virtual tours were very important to a listing.

“Statistics from show that listings with virtual tours get clicked on 40% more than listings without virtual tours.” Susan Barber in the Business Development section of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine (May 2006)

These statistics may seem to be a bit outdated, but these figures just increased since as the internet has become the top choice for consumers to investigate travel destinations, whether for business or leisure.
Overall, by adding an interactive 360° virtual tour, your site becomes unique and appealing, and you will gain a competitive advantage, improve exposure and increase sales.
Louise Ketteridge BVetMed MRCVS

On opening a practice we were looking for new technology to show prospective clients how our Veterinary Practice is different.  The VR Tour does just that!  Pete was brilliant – he spent the morning at Oak Barn and created a complete 360 degree tour of the entire building.  It has proved incredibly popular on our web site.  The images are crystal clear and it really gives you a good insight into the practice.  It is especially clever how you can direct the cursor and investigate the building all by yourself!

Louise Ketteridge BVetMed MRCVS Oak Barn Vets
Louise Lloyd-Evans

I own a children’s nursery in Hove and I have to admit I am a total amateur in all things web based. Pete, possibly one of the most patient men in the world, guided me through the abyss and made my website look fabulous. I am over the moon. The virtual tour literally makes the nursery sparkle with life and has been invaluable in letting future families see what we offer. I get compliments all the time about the site and especially the tour – thanks Pete!

Louise Lloyd-Evans Young Friends Nursery
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