ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° tour from Mittelbayerische

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 28, 2017 12:25:53 AM

ThingLink user: Mittelbayerische (Click link to explore live or scroll down this post)

Description: Regional German newspaper Mittelbayerische uses ThingLink to provide more information about a historic unsolved murder mystery from 1978 with a 360° tour of the crime scene.  Clicking on each hotspot will unlock a picture taken during the investigation and descriptive text provides context for each image.  The use of a 360° image within this article creates a unique and memorable experience for the reader. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360

3 ideas for a virtual 360° holiday greeting

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Dec 19, 2016 10:02:17 AM

Want to send a special holiday greeting this year? We have three great ideas and five stunning photos that you can copy and remix to create your own!

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Topics: How To, VR, 360photos, holiday greeting, xmas

Case Study: 4 interactive 360°/VR tours from L'Echo

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 9, 2016 3:55:26 PM

Meet Nicolas Becquet, a Journalist and the Digital Platforms Manager at L'Echo. In this case study Nicolas describes his experience with ThingLink over the past five years and how he utilizes our new 360°/VR image editor for interactive virtual tours.  Continue reading and explore the four stunning interactive tours created by Nicolas. 

"I have worked with Thinglink for five years and it's a very effective way to create rich pictures quickly. The interactive hotspots are a good way to engage our audience and ThingLink's analytics prove that it performs well.

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Topics: VR, 360photos

3 Reasons Why You Should Create An Interactive 360° Tour of Your Campus

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Dec 2, 2016 8:16:33 PM

As you're thinking about new marketing ideas for 2017, here's one: Create an interactive 360° tour that let students and parents visit your campus virtually. There are three good reason for doing this:

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Topics: VR

Sports Marketing: Interactive 360°/VR Toronto Raptors Locker Room Tour from Sportsnet

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Nov 22, 2016 4:02:52 PM

ThingLink user: Sportsnet Canada (click the explore live) 

Description: Sports fans represent one the most engaged audiences in the world.  Passionate fans will seek and unlock as much content about their favorite teams as possible.  Use ThingLink to give your team's fans a unique guided 360°/VR tour that they normally wouldn't dream of experiencing.  Sportsnet's "Know Your Raptors" article includes a guided tour of the NBA Toronto Raptors locker room that is layered with video clips of the head coach and  players.  Get to know the Toronto Raptor by clicking on the profile picture hotspots on each locker.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

Image of the Week: Enhancing editorial with 360°/VR experiences from Ouest France

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Nov 9, 2016 12:24:11 PM

ThingLink user: Ouest France (click the explore live) 

Description: Enhancing editorial content with 360°/VR images will increase reader engagement and time spent on your site.  Ouest France achieves this by embedding a unique interactive experience into the body of an editorial featuring a local surveying expedition.  Readers of Ouest France can take a guided journey inside the boat captain Yann Elies uses on his expedition directly from their phone, tablet, desktop or VR headset.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

360°/VR Image Case Study: The Dallas Morning News

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Oct 25, 2016 1:43:08 PM

The visual media landscape has recently evolved for the better with the widespread introduction of 360° content. ThingLink allows digital teams to effortlessly add a final interactive layer to this content.  Take this unique use case from the Dallas Morning News showcasing Jerry Jones' Valley Ranch office in a 360° format.

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Topics: VR, 360photos

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Property Listing by Yucca Villas

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Oct 4, 2016 7:41:39 PM

ThingLink user: Yucca Villas Real Estate (click to explore live)

Description: 360° tours are the best way to digitally showcase property listings if you work in real estate.  Potential property owners can fully rotate around each scene and click on hotspots to unlock relevant selling points, video clips and transitions to each room of the listing.  Set yourself apart from the competition with our unique and engaging solution that increases the liklihood of potential buyers converting into satisfied property owners.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Virtual Tour by L'Echo

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 26, 2016 2:44:36 PM

Creator: L'Echo (click to explore live)

Description:  L'Echo uses ThingLink's 360° image editor to perfection with this stunning virtual tour of a new public revitalization project.  The scenes are introduced by the narrator of the tour and each hotspot unlocks more information about the behind-the-scenes details of construction progress.  Follow the narrator on her journey by clicking on the arrows to navigate to the next 360° scene.  This transition feature allows publishers to include an unlimited amount of 360° images into one virtual tour unit. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 5:54:27 PM

360° photography does not require stitching software, photoshop, and a thousand dollar rig. Many ThingLink users prefer to use the Ricoh Theta S to easily create their own high quality 360° images.  Learn how to go from photoshoot to finished product with the Ricoh Theta S and these three steps. 

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Topics: How To, VR