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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HoloBuilder at Pioneer Summit 2015

Pioneer Summit 2015: bitstars is presenting HoloBuilder in good company of Silicon Valley’s leading innovators

In the good company of Silicon Valley’s leading innovators, bitstars is a presenting company at the Pioneer Summit 2015. From Wednesday, October 7 to Friday, October 9, 2015, HoloBuilder is shown at the annual meeting of leading entrepreneurs from venture-backed startups, investors and innovation executives from technology companies.

To „Build Tomorrow Today“ (the gathering’s slogan) they come together in the centre of Silicon Valley at GSVlabs, a campus and community network, aiming to use their resources to accelerate innovative companies in the areas of „EdTech, Sustainability, Big Data, and Mobility“. GSV is short for „Global Silicon Valley„, a collective of businesses focused on media, strategic services and investments that are hosting the event. In general, they want to find what they call „the Stars of Tomorrow“, the most dynamic growth companies in the world, to invest in and partner up with them.

Amid those visionary people and highly innovative companies that are shaping the future of the Silicon Valley as well as of the whole industry, it seems to be the perfect place for bitstars to present HoloBuilder. As a one-of-a-kind web app for easily creating and consuming 360-degree images as well as augmented and virtual reality content, it provides cutting-edge technology to everybody. Being based on WebGL, it requires only a browser, thus creating and experiencing 3D content becomes possible on almost any (mobile) device. HoloBuilder enables many new possibilities and opportunities for professionals from diverse areas as well as all new options for private persons to create and share amazing content quite easily.

This combination of the latest, innovative technology with ease of use contains great potential for high acceptance and thus dynamic growth as well. Therefore, it will be very interesting to see which possibilities, chances, and opportunities will arise from this meeting with other leading innovators and top companies of the Silicon Valley.

Mo and Simon at the Droidcon in Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Droidcon

„Since 2010 we are working on an Augmented reality framework for Android called DroidAR to create one of the most advanced products for the creation of AR applications. We organize software labs at the RWTH Aachen university and gained a lot experience through the developed applications which are all based on our framework. We are using a composition system to process the input from the available sensors together with the localization and orientation data from the computer vision algorithms. The framework supports location based AR via GPS in combination with a step detection algorithm for very accurate positioning. In addition we use computer vision for localization. Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) allows the centimeter accurate calculation of the devices position. It also enables us to detect the users surroundings in 3D like walls or specific objects. This allows completely new application scenarios like realistic augmentation and 3D object detection. Furthermore we created a multiplayer component for real time collaborative application and game scenarios which are especially important for Augmented Reality applications. The rendering and logic components are fully separated and exchangeable from the AR components. The default rendering implementation is based on the JMonkey Engine which is a shader-based game engine using OpenGL ES 2. It provides a fully integrated SDK for professional game and application development maintained by a very large, active development team and applications can be developed and tested directly on the development machine which allows very efficient development cycles.“ – Mostafa Akbari and Simon Heinen, founders of bitstars

 

For more information you can have a look at the presentation files below:

 

Or see here for the bitstars slides from the Droidcon Berlin.

bitstars as coauthor at the „Mobile Developer’s Guide To The Galaxy“

bitstars wrote a chapter for the Mobile Developer’s Guide To The Galaxy. The Developer’s Guide is a free, non-commercial book that provides an overview on the different mobile technologies and platforms for developers and decision-makers.

More than 20 writers from the mobile community share their know-how, over more than 250 pages, in dealing with topics such as accessibility in mobile apps, LBS, mobile analytics, prototyping, cross-platform development, native development, mobile web and app marketing. This project was initiated in 2009 and we have since published a number of updated versions. As of today, we have distributed over 50,000 hardcopies. The 12th, and latest, edition was published in February 2013.

You can download it as a pdf (now also available in spanish and catalan), or get yourself a hardcopy at all the industry events where Enough Software and WIP are present. You can also download the ebook version on the kobo store or amazon.

Take a look at the enough software website for more information about the „Mobile Developer’s Guide To The Galaxy“.