December 9th, 2010
Skip Soehner at SanerMedia.com pointed out to me that the PTGui folks recently released PTGui 9.o. Along with a long list of other great features, PTgui now comes with a 360 viewer that will display 360 images in Flash if the viewing browser can run Flash or in HTML5 if being viewed on a iPad or iPhone or other platform that doesn’t have Flash installed. So you can publish your 360 to the web once and it can be viewed by all platforms.
Here is an example of a 360 image on the PTGui site that was stitched and published to the web with PTgui. If you hit this URL with an iPad or iPhone you can see the HTML5 viewer at work.
As skip says, “This is good for me as the real estate agents around here are still in love with panoramas. This let’s me be one of the first photographers to offer iPad/iPhone supported panoramas. An AWESOME selling feature! The agents around here freak out when you point out that their listings can’t be seen on mobile devices!”
I just updated my PTGui version 8 to version 9 so I can start eating my own dog food and update my 360 images so they are viewable on non-Flash platforms.