Do you know that now you don't need a 360camera to do a virtual tour. You can take a panoramic photo with your phone by simply using the cardboard camera app and its a simple and easy process. Previously to build a virtual tour, you would need to invest in a 360camera ranging from $200 to thousand of dollars to take photos that gives you panoramic images. Panoleh is working with google to remove all compatibility issue so you can now use the standardize cardboard camera app by google to take panoramic photos suitable for creating virtual tour on our platform. You can also view our tutorial video on how to create a virtual tour with your phone by going to this link
To get started, all you require is a simple monopod with a mobile phone holder.
Any monopod is acceptable as long as the height of it is above your waist level. This is important for the angles so that it will gives your buyer a eye point of view after the virtual tour is created.
Next you would need go to your apple app store or playstore to download the free cardboard app by google. You will require this app to take perfectly stitch photo everytime.
1) To begin taking panoramic photo with your phone,attached your phone to the mobile phone holder with the monopod. Open the app and select the orange camera logo to start shooting
2) Position yourself in the middle of the room and follow the instructions from the phone by turning around in a 360 circular motion.
3) That's it. Its as simple as that and you can go back to your app and check on your images to ensure its well stitched up. After that you can upload these images onto our panoleh platform and start creating your virtual tour.
Below we have a comparison virtual tour where you can compare the difference. If you are viewing this on your phone, its best to tilt your phone and view it on landscape mode for the best experience
Next click on the image below to see the virtual tour done by a 360camera
As you can see from the above comparison, the quality taken by phone is certainly good enough due to how advance phone cameras are these days. If you are still considering or deciding which 360camera to buy, why not consider buying a monopod and try taking with your mobile first. Don't forget to check out our video tutorial on this if you have initially missed it by clicking on the link here .