I shot these panoramic image overlooking Austin and the Pennybacker bridge with a Nexus 10. The app necessary for creating images like this is pre-installed on devices running Android 4.2 and higher.
If you are running an Android 4.2 or later mobile device, you can save this image and view it natively from your OS’s gallery. The user interface is quite lovely.
Alternatively, follow this link to view this full 360 degree panoramic image from any modern browser. This demo won’t work very fluidly on mobile devices though, and as I mentioned above, saving and running it natively on your compatible Android device provides the best mobile user experience. The source code was made available by the guys at Google and can be found at Github/kennydude. It’s one of the most compelling interactive demos I’ve come across and its application in immersive panoramic photography is very interesting to me. It could be very well served for interiors and real estate needs, along with a host of others of course. One only has to imagine.
Hmmmmn. I may have to look into a panoramic tripod head and setting up a proper camera. It’s amazing to me how far the visual web has come. Only a couple of years ago, the workflow for this type of web application looked completely different. The new web is a neat place to be.