[7/27/17 Newsletter] WebVR expansion, additional language support, and more!

Matterport VR more accessible than ever as WebVR expands beyond Daydream to majority of Android devices

Matterport is pleased to announce that we are expanding support for WebVR to millions of additional devices. We started with WebVR in February 2017 with the Google Daydream platform. Now we are also supporting WebVR across many more Android devices for Google Cardboard headsets.

Now, you can share your Matterport Spaces with a huge national audience without requiring them to download an external app. This is a major step in making virtual reality an easy, simple, “one-button” experience for all. Read more about this huge milestone on our blog.

Note: We are slowing rolling this feature out to everyone and the process may take a day or two. If you don't have access already, don't worry - you will soon. Read our blog to see which devices are best to use with WebVR. 

Matterport continues expanding language support in Showcase

As many of you are aware, Matterport currently offers 3D Showcase in English, Spanish and French. We have had many requests to expand into other languages and are excited to announce that this week we will be adding support for German and Russian. To enable German or Russian, simply add the following URL parameters to your my.matterport URL.

  • &lang=de for German

  • &lang=ru for Russian

Visit Us at Inman Connect

Inman Connect is right around the corner and we would love to see you! Make sure to stop by our booth for a chance to win a very exciting giveaway.

When: August 8-11, 2017
Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Capture 2.3.3

We have started public Beta testing of a new version of our Capture app (Capture 2.3.3). This version includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes including including a fix to data corruption issue encountered by a few customers. If you would like to participate in this beta, please send an email to beta@matterport.com, or please follow up with an existing support ticket or contact support@matterport.com.

Augment your service offerings with Matterport Scenes

Matterport Scenes is a smartphone app that enables interior designers, construction professionals, architects, and more to scan small objects or rooms to create, share and collaborate around a small 3D model, take measurements from jobsites or design projects remotely, and more. It works on devices with the Google Tango platform.

While Matterport Scenes is not a replacement for the Matterport Pro or Pro2 3D Camera, we are excited that we are able to leverage the Matterport technology for other use cases such as this. If you have an Asus ZenFone AR or the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, or want to purchase one to augment your service offerings, we encourage you to check it out. For regular updates, visit the Scenes section of the Community.

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  • This is the most important part "While Matterport still plans to support our existing Matterport VR apps, behind the scenes we’re making a long-term transition from Unity3D to a single WebVR implementation. For users, this transition will be seamless and may go unnoticed, but for developers this will allow for faster innovation." - got it, will look forward to the WebVR future...

    And thanks for the German language support in showcase!

  • Hi Sibyl,
    as you announce "Now, you can share your Matterport Spaces with a huge national audience" it would be very interesting in having valid and proofen data of this audience.

    From my experience most people owning e.g. a GearVR headset are developers - so no possible customers. Also people owning cardboards got these on exhibitions and fairs and like most apps on smartphones they use this once or twice and then never again.

    Are there any profen statistics available?
    Especially for us it would of be interesting which difference is between the countries or regions.

    Thanks in advance. 

  • BTW: using the App on a Pixel is still horrible and difficult and the look and feel of the WebVR Version is not so good as from the app.

  • Will also provide feedback for the german translation via email.

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