When we initially approached the chamber to talk about the potential technology we had very loose guidelines on how we needed to produce this application. We wanted to give them creative freedom over whom to include, as long as they had a good role to play in the application.
We are currently working on future plans for the technology. For now, this application is a good example of businesses coming together and utilizing technology to build something of cultural significance.
Eventually, we would like to turn this into a framework for creating tourism focused VR applications. There are limitations to 360 videos and photos, but until better technology like photogrammetry becomes more accessible. We don’t want to create something the average user can not handle.
You can download the app onto your smartphone, you do require a Google Cardboard enabled VR HMD to operate.
What to expect?
Team will arrive with 360 cameras on location
– We will shoot your space in high resolution 360 images
– Images will be embedded in the application.
You will provide a high resolution logo
You will provide a paragraph of info about your organization and some interesting facts
Photoshoots take roughly 30 – 45 minutes depending on your location and how prepared you are.
The content generated for the app currently is owned by you, this may change in the future as the app evelolves but current content will not be repuposed for future applications.
Unfortunately, no. The content is specific to the application. However, if you wish to schedule a 360 content shoot for other purposes, you can contact us at email@example.com
No. The Winnipeg VR app is accessible through most smartphones without a VR viewer.
The application is free, and available from the iOS and Android app stores. Anyone with a modern smartphone can use the app.
There is an annual license of $240 ($20/month) to have your business featured in the Winnipeg VR application. License fees are handled by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
Bit Space Development charges a one-time $100 fee for the photo shoots for the Winnipeg VR application. This price does not reflect our standard photo shoot price. It is a special price for Winnipeg VR participants.
The Chamber of Commerce handles all billing information. BSD does not store or use this data at all.
The application does not store any personal data, and participation in the app does not put you on any mailing lists.