Google Street View & Google Maps #mosomelt

The Google Street View mobile App provides a quick way for users to create and share 360 degree panorama’s that are compatable with Google Cardboard – creating a simple platform for user-generated mobile VR.

In a visit to Coventrey Univerity (UK) last September (2015), I created and shared a few 360 degree panoramas of some of the architecture and archeaology – it was a great way of sharing the experience with family and friends back in NZ. Last week I received an email from Google congratulating me for over 50000 views of these panoramas! To me this illusrates the potential of mobile VR within a user-generated shareable social media ecosystem.

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The link to the panoramas on Google maps is:

If you have a smartphone and a Google Cardboard HMD kit – download the Google Street view App and search for “Holy Trinity Church” (Coventry, UK), and then you can view the panorama in VR.

To learn more about creating and sharing mobile VR check out my overview at http://is.gd/YDrbRF