A lot actually! A SeekBeak Snap is a combination of a main equirectangular or panoramic image or video, along with any Hotspots, metadata and multimedia files you attach to it. The below Snap was made in our mobile/desktop browser based editor, and published live on the Internet in under 5 minutes.
We've got clients who are using SeekBeak for verticals including Tourism, Education, Training / Onboarding, Virtual Tours, Real Estate, eCommerce, Website Navigation, Journalism, Advertising and more. What could you use it for?
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Want to learn how to quickly make something like the content above?
Check out our handy "explainer" video below, complete with acoustic guitar and chipper male narration!
When we wanted to show off a Photo Sphere, Panoramic, or 360° photo to our friends or clients, there weren't many options available, unless we hosted it ourself. If we wanted to add extra media or information, things got even uglier.
The existing solutions were cumbersome to say the least, especially if we wanted to add extra content or any sort of interactivity to our photo. Some solutions required us to have our own web hosting, to download and install software, run certain versions of operating systems, and some even had their own programming languages to learn!
We firmly believed that there should be a faster and easier way to share your panoramic and 360° photos with anyone in the world, with full interactive content, by simply using any modern desktop or mobile web browser. SeekBeak is that result.
With our cloud based SeekBeak hosting platform, you can easily create the best 360° Virtual Tours, Panoramic Walkthroughs, or publish interactive images and photo spheres, for free, all from inside your browser.
Have a website already? Seamlessly embed any SeekBeak Snap into your own site in seconds, with your own branding, your company colors, everything!
There are no apps or plugins for you or your viewers to install. We use only the finest custom HTML5 and WebGL. Your viewers can also decide if they want to view your panorama or virtual tour in "normal" or 3D Virtual Reality mode (on applicable devices, such as GearVR and Google Cardboard).
Everything you'll need to create, edit, and share your SeekBeak Snap is delivered quickly via any modern web browser. There's no software to install, back up, or keep updated. No website to maintain, no hosting to set up.
The SeekBeak Viewer loves mobile phones and Virtual Reality. Move and rotate your phone to look around the images and virtual tours. Swipe, pinch and drag with your fingers, or use a Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or any other compatible Head Mounted Display and let your head do the moving.
Live tracking and reporting on Hotspot clicks, interaction time, user location, social media shares, browser and device information. Easy A/B testing on Hotspot content. Campaign tracking with full UTM URL parameter integration. Online charts not enough? Export everything to a CSV file for extra number crunching!
The Hotspots in SeekBeak allow you to add multimedia content and metadata, bringing your 360° images and 360° virtual tours to life. Hotspots enable your users and clients to discover content that goes way beyond a simple still image.
The SeekBeak Hotspots are rendered using resolution independent vectors, so they're always crisp and readable at any zoom level. Not only that, but you can configure the color and opacity of the text, background, and icon of every one.
Does your picture need to say more than a thousand words? Easily add a few lines, or even a short novella by using the text content hotspot. SeekBeak is also clever enough to automatically parse your content and create clickable web and email addresses that might be embedded in your text.
Add annotations, a narrated walkthrough, a promotional overdub, music clips, or any other
MP3 files. Both HRTF based Spatial Audio for Virtual Reality, and normal
stereo modes supported.
No audio recorder? No problem, SeekBeak has you covered with a built in MP3 recorder that records from your computers microphone via Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Edge browsers.
Need to link to a Facebook profile, product page, or a certain Blog post? Need to create a 360° menu or catalogue for your website or store? The URL Hotspot is your ticket to any web URL.
Itching to get some feedback on a product, or to take orders or reservations via email? The Email Hotspot will open up the users email client with your custom email address pre-populated.
Upload any image to be shown when your user interacts with the Image Hotspot.
Getting people to call you has never been easier. When clicked or tapped, the Phone Hotspot will automatically call your custom phone number. If the SeekBeak Snap is being viewed on a desktop, the Hotspot will use any software available to call (i.e. FaceTime, Skype etc...)
Yes, we do Virtual Tours. Need to warp your user to a new room in a house, another section of a store? The SeekBeak Snap Hotspot allows you to create linked scenes, allowing you to send them to any of your other Snaps.
Enter a link from an online product page, and watch SeekBeak magically create a "Buy Now" hotspot for your product with product details and images automatically populated. No syncing databases or re-entering data. Seamless integration with Shopify, ebay, Amazon, Etsy, and more!
Embed videos, maps, images, other 360 content, and tons of other external content from sites such as YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr, Vine, Google Maps, and loads more! If the site has an option to let you "embed" something, the odds are pretty good you can use it in SeekBeak.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is at your fingertips!
Control API managed smart devices including: lighting, thermostats, home automation, external software or hardware... almost anything that can be controlled from a secure HTTPS API.
Easily add custom headers for OAuth, Basic Authentication etc, and send your data in JSON or form-urlencoded formats.
We're always eager to hear what features people are looking for, if you have an idea for a new feature, Contact Us and let us know!
No websites to manage, no hosting to configure, no software to install, no patches, no updates, no plugins, no hassle!
Just took a picture in store and want to add it as a new Hotspot image? Need to urgently update a clients name, move some Hotspots, or change a contact email address? We've got you covered. The full power of the SeekBeak Snap editor is available via modern mobile phone browsers.
Our SeekBeak Viewer works across all popular current desktop and mobile browsers. Your users will experience effortless inertia based panning and zooming, using touch gestures or a mouse... all at a silky 60fps on most GPUs. If their device supports it, your users can optionally navigate around the image by physically moving their phone around, like looking through a virtual window.
We've written SeekBeak from the ground up... we aren't just another company adding a flashy wrapper over top of existing Panoramic/Virtual Tour software. We use custom visual display techniques, resulting in a less 'boxy' feeling with less distortion and skewing when your image is moving and zooming.
We don't like tedious things, especially when they can be automated. Create multiple Snaps with ease, then let the SeekBeak batch uploader do its thing while you go get a cup of tea. Batch upload functionality is also built into each Hotspot for uploading multiple images and audio files.
Gone are your days of manually patching the bottom of your images to crop out your tripod or giant thumb. Simply upload a patch jpg or png, and SeekBeak will non-destructivly patch your main image. SeekBeak will even dynamically rotate your patch to always face the viewer, so they can always read any important text right side up, no matter which way they're viewing.
Want to seamlessly integrate a SeekBeak Snap into your own website? Each of your Snaps gives you a special HTML embed code which slots easily into any existing website. #Protip: You have full editing capabilities in the embedded Snap, so you see instantly what your changes look like in the real world.
Need to know how many clients or customers have seen your Snap? How long they physically interacted with it for? Gain valuable insights with our comprehensive reporting and statistics package.
We don't force you to submit your Snaps to any online listings or directories. We leave that up to you. Your Snaps are private unless you publish your custom URL.
Each Snap allows viewers to share it via their social networks or over email. SeekBeak provides dynamic thumbnail and content generation for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter!
The SeekBeak Viewer supports stereo viewing and works great with Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, or any other mobile based Head Mounted Display. You'll have automatic Gaze Based hotspot activation and virtual tour navigation in VR.
SeekBeak has dozens of stock icons for your Hotspots. We like to keep things neat around here so we only use vector based icons, which display crystal clear on any resolution. We understand that not everyone shares the same taste, so we also allow uploading of your own custom icons in .svg format!
Have some specific colors you'd like to use? No problem, SeekBeak allows you to configure the color and opacity of the text, background, and icon of every hotspot.
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