JobWalk App

Introducing HoloBuilder’s new JobWalk App!

Easily create your own virtual 360 tours with JobWalk and your Theta S! HoloBuilder is releasing its new JobWalk App in the App Store and the Google Play Store.JobWalkApp

 

HoloBuilder’s JobWalk App allows you to capture 360° photos and locate them on a floor plan by connecting your Ricoh Theta S 360° camera through WIFI.

JobWalk App

All you have to do is upload a floor plan, and then tap on the places on the floor plan that you want your 360° photos to be linked to. When you’re done taking all of your pictures, an automatically generated tour will be uploaded to the cloud! Your finished tour is ready to be accessed from anywhere.

Place your 360° camera

QUESTIONS?

If you want to know more about the 360° Job Walk App, or have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us at support@holobuilder.com or visit our product site www.holobuilder.com and initiate a live chat – we are there for you! As always, we have prepared a detailed tutorial about this App, available on our blog.

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Girlsday @bitstars Office

On 28 January, we opened the doors of our Headquarter for 6 enthusiastic girls who were motivated to create awesome Virtual Reality content with Holobuilder.

The goal was to create a 360° Tour through Aachen. So we started with a short introduction to “What’s Virtual Reality? What’s Augmented Reality?”.

Then we explained, how a 360° camera works and the girls took their first 360° Photos with a Theta S.

We started our Tour at our office and walked to the city center to get some 360° Photos from the town hall and the cathedral.

Back in our office, the girls started to compose a tour with Holobuilder.

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It was great to see how fast the girls were able to create a 360° city tour and how much fun they had to give their creativity free rein.

More and more frequently, we were contacted by educators, who tells us about their experience with HoloBuilder in school. The feedback is consistently positive and we often heard, that HoloBuilder.com is used for making Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality touchable, but we never gained this experience by ourselves.

It was an awesome day, sharing our office with such creative and motivated girls.

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As an add-on to awarding HoloBuilder with the Theta Developer Contest Grand Prize, Ricoh just presented bitstars with a brand new Theta model S camera!

Many thanks to Ricoh for presenting HoloBuilder with a brand new Theta model S camera

It’s already been a while since bitstars‘ HoloBuilder.com platform was selected as Grand Prize Winner of the Ricoh Theta developer contest. In the same context, Ricoh was now able to excite us again with an unexpected surprise:

The postman just delivered a brand new Theta Model S camera directly to our headquarter’s door, sponsored by Ricoh!

Due to a lucky coincidence our CEO Mostafa Akbari was on site today as well, instead of being in the office in San Francisco. So he was able to use the opportunity and start to unbox the great piece of technology right away. Of course we captured this great moment in proper style in 360 degrees with a Ricoh Theta camera (on PC use Google Chrome for 360° view and make sure to select 1080s resolution):

We are really impressed by the image quality and the numerous improvements that the new device brings along.

The camera will definitely support us essentially at the continuous, further development of HoloBuilder.com and will help us to get more users enthusiastic about great 360-degree content. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Ricoh at this point and are looking forward to a good further cooperation.

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bitstars at the 4. Aachener Firmenlauf – running for a good cause

One for holo, holo for all! – Team Holo(Builder) starting at the 4. Aachener Firmenlauf

On October 2nd bitstars participated for the first time at the 4. Aachener Firmenlauf (‚Aachen Company Run‘). Six eager runners volunteered to accomplish the 9.26 km run in under 80 minutes. Being fully booked out, a total of 7.000 participants and 462 companies came together for a good cause running a distance of either 4.63 km or even 9.26 km. It was never so easy: doing good for a cause and doing good for yourself with only a few hours of breath taking engagement. Supporting three local charity projects a sum of 15.000€ was donated to the Förderkreis Schwerkranke Kinder E.V. (‚Association for the Promotion of Severely Ill Children‘), the Malaika E.V.-Verein zur Förderung der Lern- und Lebensfreude (‚Association for the Promotion of Enjoyment of Learning and Living‘) and the Evangelische Frauenverein Aachen (‚Evangelical Women’s Association Aachen‘) as a result of a total of 48.615 km run.

 

Six of our dear colleagues took it upon them starting at the 9.26 km run. Our mixed team made it to an awesome 206th place of 317 – presenting a total time of 3 hours 21 minutes and 22 seconds for a distance of 9.26 km. We are proud of our team accomplishing such great things. Showing – even during the run – an extraordinary commitment to provide superior content in HoloBuilder we took some very special 360° snapshots to make everyone feel like a part of it.

We at bitstars are proud to be a part of this amazing happening and are definitely up for the next round in 2016.
Find out more about the Aachener Firmenlauf and the results!