My First Impressions of theta360.biz
This is a repost of a review of the service that I wrote a while ago during the beta test phase in Japan. It illustrates how easy it is to create 360 tours with theta360.biz. I updated some parts of the post for the new system.
RICOH’s commercial 360 image hosting system is designed for businesses. It is optimized for use by staff in industries such as real estate, travel, and automotive sales. The system is in large-scale production use in Japan by large companies. People in the US can gain access to the pilot system.
- Browser-based editor and site manager. No download required
- Grouping of 360 images into a single site with navigation
- Navigation from within the sphere to another sphere
- Text and labels can be attached inside of the sphere
- API access
- Scrolling through spheres
- Multi-role for different staff (technical admin, clerical updates)
My Experience with theta360.biz
Graphical tool to easily build and host sites. Suitable for use by non-technical staff.
Live Site Demo
THETA image spheres can be attached to a navigational map with drag and drop ease.
Upload a catalog of 360 images that can be attached to your map with your mouse. The map can be areas of a car, the floor plan of a house, the rooms in a restaurant, or other.
Field of view can be shown on map.
There is also a decent amount of analytics included, with data represented graphically. Data can be downloaded in CSV format for use in spreadsheets. Time periods can be customized. This should be useful for many different types of business applications.
Date and Sphere Ranges
Security and Roles
The site also allows basic security roles and permissions to be easily configured by the administrator. This allows quick setup for larger teams with various roles.
API Authentication and Control
Sample image POST.