A virtual tour is a simulated first-person view of an actual location allowing the viewer to move through the location by viewing a series of 360 degree panoramic images. Each 360 degree panoramic image is a composition of a number of still photographs stitched together to form an uninterrupted view of a given location.
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All of our new tours are compatible with the iPad and iPhone. Some of our existing tours are also compatible.
Yes our tours can be viewed on most Android based smartphones and tablets.
You may have seen the HTML 5 logo when people talk about virtual tours? HTML5 is the newest hyper text markup language – the code that makes up websites. Smartphones and tablets mostly use HTML5 to display virtual tour images, so when you see “HTML5 virtual tours” it basically means some level of ability to view a virtual tour on a phone or tablet. All our new virtual tours will work on an HTML5 compatible browser.
Our high quality tours are competitively priced and we are happy to provide quotations on request. It just may cost less than you think! Tell us about your project and we will be happy to help.
Often when you view a virtual tour its initial presentation will be reduced in size – usually to fit into an existing webpage or small sized browser window. However our virtual tours for example offer the viewer to view the tour in full screen.
This expands the tour to occupy your entire monitor screen area offering a truly immersive viewing experience – the best and only way to view a virtual tour. A full screen tour is exactly that – your full screen whether you have a 15″ monitor or a 30″ monitor.
Typically it would up to 10 minutes or so to shoot each virtual tour viewpoint. We don’t take short cuts nor compromise on quality so we keep shooting until we are completely satisfied we have the best shot possible. Some shots will take longer depending on the lighting conditions on the day.
This is the set of menus, buttons, links and clickable elements such as maps or floor plans that allow the viewer to move around a virtual tour from room to room, or location to location.
A clickable button or other on screen icon/text that allows the viewer to move from one viewpoint to another. For example a hotspot located over a doorway may move you to the next room when clicked.
The easy option is for us to host it for you, but you can host it yourself if you need to. We can help you (or deal directly with your web designer) to get your tour displayed on your own website if needed, it is pretty straight forward.
Tours can be displayed on some social media platforms, and you can easily send out links to your tour via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc.
I have plenty of photos on my website so I am not sure that I need a virtual tour. Why do I need one?
Here are some excellent reasons you need a tour:
- Website visitors now expect to see them, particularly on mobile devices.
- Static photographs – no matter how good they are , do not convey the feeling of actually being there. Looking around, interacting and engaging with your potential customers is so important these days. You do not get this from either photographs or video.
- You have invested time and money in your business, you are passionate about it. Virtual tours are the best way to promote your business, your venue, your property online – without a doubt.
This is specialized camera lens designed to capture a full panorama in ‘one shot’. These types of lens can only produce low quality images and should not be considered when choosing a virtual tour company. Make sure to ask whether a company uses this type of lens.
Get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help out with that missing question and add it here.