Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Using ThingLink Interactive Content in Real Estate

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 4, 2019 2:14:43 PM

Many real estate agents from small local shops to large commercial brands are leveraging interactive content to tell more visual stories or market properties more effectively.  In this blog post you will learn four project ideas for using ThingLink interactive content in your real estate marketing, communications and property tours. These include 1) schematic floor plans 2) concept designs 3) project site maps and 4) property tours. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, virtual tour, 360

[Video]: How to create a ThingLink!

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Aug 16, 2019 11:21:26 AM

Watch this short video to acquaint yourself with how easy it is to create a ThingLink with out latest updates included.   In this video you will learn the 3-step process of uploading content, using the five tag layouts available, and publishing your content.   We are always looking to improve our product and would love to hear from you with feedback or feature requests, don't hesitate to get in touch!  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, Video

How to use Google Street View app to capture 360 photos for ThingLink

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Aug 15, 2019 1:08:09 PM

360 cameras allow you to take high-quality images for your school, business or marketing project. However, if you do not have the funding for such equipment or just want to try out 360 images, you can use the free Google Street View app on your phone. Continue reading to learn how to actually take these photos on the app, exporting them to ThingLink, and some live examples! 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, VR, 360

ThingLink Feature: Interactive product marketing from CoMap Control

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 31, 2019 2:31:35 PM

ThingLink user: CoMap Control - marketing your products visually in today's web environment is critical when it comes to capturing attention and presenting information in an engaging way for customers.  Using interactive hotspots to deconstruct and market your products is an easy and powerful method for continuing your product's story through a piece of visual content where normally it could be challenging to design the necessary text within an illustration.  Using text, image and video hotspots, CoMap Control visually breaks down the key features and selling points for one of their intelligent electronic control products and solutions.  Continue reading to explore the live example. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Infographic, Brand

ThingLink Feature: Visit the Cincinnati Orchestra with this 360° Tour

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 11, 2019 2:38:04 PM

ThingLink user: Cincinnati Orchestra - take a virtual trip directly into the conductors chair of the Cincinnati Orchestra with this interactive 360° tour.  Learners can navigate through each section of the orchestra, hearing specific instruments in the background, seating arrangement locations, and explore embedded Wikipedia pages on each instrument.  ThingLink 360° tours can be consumed on any device, screen size, and within VR headsets powered by WebVR (view compatible headsets). This content was captured with a Go Pro 360 camera. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360, Government

ThingLink Feature: Interactive world map from MSF

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 1, 2019 5:46:05 PM

ThingLink user: MSF - Refugees around the world: Stories of survival 

Description:  There are now 70.8 million people forced from home around the world—more than at any time in modern history. For World Refugee Day, MSF featured stories of survival—a collection of video testimonies and first-hand accounts from people who have risked everything for a chance at safety.  Using an interactive world Map created with ThingLink, MSF allows readers to learn more about the stories that appear throughout the article through one visual table of contents. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Media, Map

ThingLink 2019:  A complete visual content creation solution for schools and workplaces

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Jun 27, 2019 1:04:35 PM

At BETT London 2019 we set ourselves an ambitious roadmap that included several product updates aiming at one goal: Making it easier for educators in small and large organizations to create engaging and accessible visual learning experiences, and for learners to express themselves using multiple forms of media.

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Topics: 21st century learning, edtech, New Feature

ISTE 2019: ThingLink announces major accessibility update with Immersive Reader integration

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Jun 20, 2019 2:25:46 PM

Most ThingLink images and videos include short text descriptions that give context to the visual experience and help the viewer understand what they are looking at. At ISTE 2019 we are launching an integration with Microsoft's Immersive Reader, which means all text descriptions, lessons, virtual tours, infographics, and videos created with ThingLink's new editor now come with an integrated reading tool and automatic language translation capability.

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Topics: immersive learning, edtech, corporate learning, eLearning, New Feature, partners, special education

7  FEATURE UPDATES TO THINGLINK EDITOR!

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Jun 20, 2019 11:50:24 AM
The new editor keeps getting better! In the past weeks we have been working on several feature updates, and you can find them within this post. If there are any questions about the new  features, or requests for future features, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team, support@thinglink.com
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Topics: New Feature

New feature: Introducing narrated VR images with sequential hotspots

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Apr 25, 2019 5:05:09 PM

360-degree images and videos can help learners develop understanding of real-world environments outside their physical learning space, but trying to successfully setup over twenty headsets for a shared VR experience is not easy. For a while, we have been thinking of an alternative solution, based on the following three assumptions

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Topics: Product Marketing