Roundme Raises $3M To Flip Panoramic Pictures Into Digital Excursions
Spherical.me, which permits customers to discover international places by means of panoramic pictures, has raised a $three million spherical led by April Capital.
The app is out there on each the online and iOS. It lets you browse totally different Areas, that are principally panoramic pictures of places like a Taoist temple within the Philippines and an ice collapse Vermont (to select two examples from Roundme’s entrance web page). The iOS expertise is especially immersive — the Areas reply to the motion of your telephone, virtually creating the phantasm that you simply’re photographing the actual location.
Photographers can embrace extra info inside a Area by way of embedded Hotspots, and hyperlink photographs collectively via a Portal. (Sure, that’s lots of capitalization, however hey, I’m simply following the corporate’s lead right here.)
CEO Konstantin Andreev advised me by way of e-mail that his objective was “to create the most effective digital tour expertise within the panoramic images market.” And it’s not simply meant to be helpful to shoppers.
“The thought was to develop a easy to make use of app whereby actual property and images professionals might current their portfolios on to any shopper in a seamless expertise that included internet hosting, sharing, search capabilities, location consciousness and social attain,” Andreev stated. “That’s the important thing: the socialization features and embedding of data via hotspots inside excursions makes Roundme a particularly distinctive product.”
Roundme launched final yr, and Andreev stated greater than three,000 “professionals and semi-professionals” have signed up.