ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive infographic from Arsenal Football Club

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on May 17, 2016 1:55:15 PM

Creator: Arsenal Football Club (click to explore live)

Description: With the 2015/2016 in the books, Aresenal uses ThingLink to give fans a "behind the numbers" look at their campaign.  Hover over the hotspots to unlock Arsenal's month-by-month record, away versus home splits, number of clean sheets, overall win percentage, and much more. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: A virtual 360 tour in Yosemite

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on May 10, 2016 3:24:01 PM

Creator: John Patten (click to explore live)

Description: Imagine writing a story about Yosemite National Park and actually being able to take viewers into the mountains from the doorstep of their computers.  John Patten uses ThingLink's new 360/VR editor to show how.  Each hotspot in this journey provides more information about Yosemite, a video on fly fishing tips, and more views to how this magestic park looks during fall.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

How to get access to ThingLink's new 360/VR editor?

Posted by Ulla Engeström on May 4, 2016 10:41:35 AM

We have just released a new editor for annotating 360 images. Premium and Corporate clients, as well as users with beta access will now see a 360 media upload link when they create a new image.  

360 video editing is not yet supported for everyone, but will become available later this spring. See a full list of features and a how-to video here.  Continue reading to learn how to access the new editor. 

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Topics: VR, editor

Image of the Week: Shop the interior from Decohunter

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on May 3, 2016 11:11:54 AM

Creator: Decohunter (click to explore live)

Description: In this interactive post Decohunter gives shoppers expert advice on how to properly decorate couch cushions.  Shoppers can also purchase items found within the various interior scenes found on their online store. To see this in action, click the link above and you will see a GIF featuring different pillows. Hovering over the hotspots in the GIF unlocks point-of-purchase links to the products.  GIFs are the perfect way to bring motion to normally still content. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Features & specifications for 360/VR editor

Posted by Ulla Engeström on May 3, 2016 9:55:15 AM
The first version of the 360/VR editor is now released to Premium and Corporate clients as well as users with beta access to thinglink.com.  Read this blog post to learn how you can access the new editor.  
 
In the next weeks we will be be rolling out support for 360 video uploads, metrics, fixes for the mobile view as well as some UI improvements.  Here is a breakdown of all features as well as more information of supported file sizes and formats for file uploads.  
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Topics: VR, editor

ThingLink Launches 360/VR Editor to Embed Multimedia Content in Panoramic Virtual Reality Images

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Apr 29, 2016 4:16:13 AM

We are excited to announce the release of a brand new 360/VR multimedia editor that allows our users to annotate 360 images and 360 videos and view them in virtual reality. 

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Topics: VR, editor, Premium

ThingLink launches Virtual Reality Lessons App For Education

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Apr 26, 2016 9:03:48 AM

We are excited to launch VR Lessons, our first virtual reality content app. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to  a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

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Topics: virtual reality, ThingLink app, education, VR Lessons

Sharing ThingLink to social media: tips and ideas

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Apr 20, 2016 3:06:25 PM

Everyone knows how important social media is, but not everyone knows how to stand out. ThingLink lets your business attract attention in a landscape where businesses compete for each and every like, share, and follow. This post will give you tips and ideas for bringing interactivity to your social media profiles so that your profile can shine. 

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Topics: How To

Image of the Week: Interactive summer music festival guide from Billboard

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Apr 19, 2016 12:06:52 PM

Creator: Billboard (click to explore live)

Description: With Summer right around the corner, Billboard designed a custom map for readers to explore a snapshot of the biggest music festivals across the country.  Whether you want to go to Coachella (West), Jazz Fest (South), Firefly (East) or Lollapalooza (North), this map has you covered with festival dates, headliners, band to watch and pro tips for festival attendees. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive Neighborhood Info Map from Reno Homebuyer Team

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Apr 12, 2016 12:41:02 PM

Creator: Reno Homebuyer Team (click to explore live)

Description: Reno Homebuyer Team uses ThingLink on their homepage to acquaint future homebuyers with the neighborhood's various offerings.  Tag information includes median sales price, house specs and key neighborhood attributes.  With this map potential homebuyers can analyze which neighborhoods best suites their needs prior to meeting with an agent.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web