BLOGS & NEWSFEED

Ocurus Black Friday Sale!!!

Hello there!!! Were absolutely exited to anounce a black friday sale which is going to be the first massive sale Ocurus has ever had! From the 24th till the 30th of November all the licenses will cost 50% less! Just go to our "Upgrade Account" as usual and buy with the new Black Friday prices using "Coupon Code". We kindly remind you that starting from the 1st of January 2018 licenses prises will rise. So now you have a great oportunity to create a stock of licenses with unprecedented price for future tours. Don't miss a chance, guys! Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com. Best regards,Your Ocurus Team

Things that developed September 2017

Hello Valued Customers! Ocurus Platform further updated progressively as promised. We are very excited to share with you our September update as follows: We upgrade all of our back-endcodes and improve yourserver one more level. So now Ocurusvirtual tours will be loaded 30% faster than previous one. In the Virtual Tour Settings section, we added more settings for "PRO" users which is "enableand disable" COG menu items, view port configuration settings. Our "background music" and "sound markers" now compatible with IOS and ANDROID devices. All minor bugs and issues are fixed. Now fully supports "Mobile and Tablet" devices. Your virtual tours are now more SEO optimized. Please do continue to send us your exciting ideas about how best we could improve Ocurus platform. We will stand by you all the time to help you to build the most exciting and advanced virtual tours! Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com.

Affiliate Program

Dear Ocurus clients, Did you know we just announced our Affiliate program? You can now be compensated up to 30% of the subscription amount if new subscriber used your affiliate URL. Its eligible for both new PRO account or Space Upgrade subscriptions. Please check following link to obtain your affiliate URL. Affiliate URL -https://ocurus.com/affiliate Affiliate Terms -https://ocurus.com/terms#affiliate You could certainly use your credits towards to extend your PRO account, or to purchase new PRO enhancements in addition to request more functions as needed. As usual, we greatly appreciated your choice to join Ocurus platform and well continue to surprise you with new exciting opportunities. Need help? Visit https://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly through info@ocurus.com or visit our studio website:http://studio.ocurus.com/en/ . Sincerely, Your friends at Ocurus

Things that developed July 2017

Hello Valued Customers! Ocurus Platform further updated progressively as promised. We are very excited to share with you our August update as follows: We have completed our Learn section as of this July. This section is further updated with detailed explanations in English in addition to further exciting lessons. Dashboard section is further upgraded and we are planning to release the Italian version of Ocurus in coming month. We would say the translation is already reached 50% of whole platform. Global Music feature that would enable you to add music during entire virtual tour is now completed and added at the platform. Mini map bugs on mobile devices are fixed and upgraded. Social share functions, including the full integration with Facebook and Twitter, are now completely renovated and upgraded. Emails that can be sent directly from your virtual tour Form is nearly finished with 3distinct and fashionable designs. Last and importand update was our "Pro" users can create custom URL for their virtual tour. It will improve your search engine optimization a lot. Please do continue to send us your exciting ideas about how best we could improve Ocurus platform. We will stand by you all the time to help you to build the most exciting and advanced virtual tours!

New Google Street View Ready Cameras Will Bring More Of The World To VR

Google Earth might make for one of the most exciting PC VR apps, but the companys Street View app for Daydream is no slouch either, allowing you to step into 360 degree images of the world around you. The platform already offers plenty of content, but Googles new Street View Ready cameras are set to introduce much more. The search engine giant announced this new concept earlier this week. A total of 20 new 360 degree camera releasing this will will be branded with the Street View Ready certification that will allow for quick, painless uploading of images to Googles world-spanning service. Why send out specialised cars to capture the world when you can get ordinary people to do it for you? The Ready certification is split into different standards. Mobile Ready lets you publish content direct from the app, while Auto Ready devices capture frames from cameras mounted to vehicles. Workflow Ready, meanwhile, features a set of publishing tools to allow you to upload to Street View accounts. The one were most interested in, obviously, is Street View VR ready, which collect geometry in addition to generating sets of connected 360 photos. You can see the specs for what makes a camera VR Ready here. Matterport, InsideMaps, and NCTech will all be releasing cameras under the VR Ready certification. In fact, the latter company has already revealed its device at the Google Street View summit in Japan this week. Aptly named the Virtual Reality Camera (VRC), the device is designed to be a low-cost consumer camera that offers 3D capture of interior spaces. A price and release date for the kit has not been confirmed, though weve reached out to the company to ask. NCTech also has entries in auto and mobile strands of the certification.

Report: VR And AR Developers Aren’t Making Enough Money To Justify Investments

Virtual reality and augmented reality are still in their infancy. But with hundreds of companies, tens of thousands of employees, and over $4 billion in investments to date,the industry is taking a big swing at the future success of VR and AR. Despite this forward movement, there are signs that not all is well in the world of make-believe. Today, the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) has released a survey that reveals awide discrepancy between developers revenue ambitions and their financing needs. According to the 34-page survey, 50 percent of VR and AR developers indicated that they will require more financing in the future, stating they will need additional rounds of more than $1 million. In order to raise this level of investment, companies typically need to have the ambition to achieve at least $10 million in revenue within five years. However, the average developer in the survey expects their firm to generate only $1.3 million. When the financials are not compelling enough, developers will have to show other reasons why investors should invest in them, Coen Sanderink, business developer at BOM, told VentureBeat. Investors will be looking for potential market leaders with focus and strong client relationships because it allows them to create additional revenue models and value. That wide gap between the needs of each business and their revenue-generating opportunity is a warning sign. Thats why developers should outline realistic strategies to build a significant position or become a leader in a specific market segment, such as training for offshore oil workers or active eSports, Sanderink said. The survey is a refresh of a study by BOM in 2016 that looked at whetherVR and AR are exaggerated hype or have real potential. In this second edition of Hype or Serious Business? BOM surveyed 613 developers and users of VR/AR technology in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany on a range of issues, including budgets, revenue forecasts, and financing needs. The survey shows that developers, as well as users, define unfamiliarity with the possibilities and an insufficient business case as the main barriers to mass adoption. Its always hard to predict how a new technology will be applied in your industry, which holds particularly true in this case, Sanderink said. VR/AR involves a virtual world. You need to experience it before you can understand its potential. There is hope, however, that the industry will become as important as many analysts and forecasts suggest. VR/AR is here to stay and we see strong signs in our research that it will be serious business in 5 to 10 years, Sanderink said. A key conclusion is that now is the time for potential users to start experimenting and explore their role in this rapidly evolving space. In addition to the funding gap, the study details the current sales of VR and AR displays, forecasts future sales, profiles the industry and its employees, and provides insight intohow developers will spend their budgets. And while the survey focuses on the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, the data is relevant to most markets. The Netherlands, for example, is a popular mobile app soft launch location, due to its consumers having a similar profile to those in the U.S. BOM has created a compact e-zine that shares the reports most important observations and conclusions, and it includes a link to the full 34-page report, which is available from today. This post by Stewart Rogers originally appeared on VentureBeat.

A PERSONAL PORTFOLIO FOR OCURUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Strong emphasis for all photographers who are working with Ocurus! From now every partner has a social custom page which closes and relates all details, allowing all users to know in depth the photographers profile and his tours already implemented. On your profile name you registered on Ocurus, there is Dashboard, Public Profile, Private Profile menus. Click to Public Profile menu to access your portfolio page.This personal page will be activated automatically, built according to the following format: https://ocurus.com/people/your_id. An unmissable opportunity for professionals who want to grow their business with Ocurus.

BETTER GRAPHICS, MAXIMUM OPERATING POWER FOR YOUR VIRTUAL TOUR

Ocurus introduces important infrastructural changes designed to improve your experience with the 360 technology.With new functional measures, Ocurus increases, in fact, its quality and predisposes a more detailed graphic.The consistent implementation of the platform to refine the work you have already done: all panoramas created so far have been converted and improved in terms of quality, while the new will be automatically updated with the new technology and will follow the constant conversion process.In this way Ocurus evolves and confirms to be the instrument that always suit your needs.

Analytics panel for User, available on Ocurus!

Starting from now, Ocurus gives photographers and users a powerful tool for improving their own tours: the Analytics panel! The Analytics panel is already available for every user, you can find it by clicking the proper Analytics button from top, right corner menu. Important:Datas for analytics are collected starting from today 1st of January 2017; previous datas aren't available.

Update v1.1 - 05/01/2017

New updates and improvements are introduced today for enhancing the photographer's experience on Ocurus. Tours on mobile devices has been improved for fitting smaller displays; Fix on loading images in User reserved area; Added Country field in User registration; Now you can minimize navigation, mini-map, starter info etc... ; Improved the visualization of the marker information during customization; General improvements to performance and reliability.