An extension of Foursquare, this popular app, which receives 8 million daily check ins, allows users to keep track of their favourite locations with their personal lifelog map, which they can opt to share with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Users can also add images and notes to remind themselves what was just so great about that particular business, earning sticker rewards along the way.
When you export your video from your camera, if you are using a 360 video device chances are it is already in one of the popular 360 monoscopic formats: equirectangular, spherical fisheye or dual fisheye. When you play it back on your computer's default video player (example Windows Media Player), your footage does not look right because this is not a 360 video player. Below is likely one of the views you are seeing when you open it in a standard video player:
So you’re asking yourself ‘why would you want to convert my 360 video to standard video.’ There are always instances where you want the viewers to look to the left and not miss the important parts or where a 360 video is feasible, or not how to best showcase your video. As a standard video, you are able to be the director and take your viewer along the visual journey you wanted them to see.
This new app allows business to target potential customers based on their proximity to their location. These businesses can choose how they wish to reward customers that log their visits in the app, such as offers and promotions, events and treasure hunts- changing these as and when they wish. Business can list for free, but also have the opportunity to access features, such as virtual tours, digital brochures and social media links, if they subscribe to the premium version of the app.
As with text and image ads, we can't make any guarantees about the amount you'll earn from video ads. However, displaying video ads along with text and image ads on your site should lead to greater potential revenue for you. When you increase the pool of advertisers whose ads are eligible to display on your site, you'll increase competition for your ad space and drive your earnings up.
Of course, in adding complexity to your ads, keep in mind the technical limitations of the networks your users will be operating on. The world's most elegant graphic or snappy capability won't make much of an impression if it takes 45 seconds to download. Make sure that the time between clicking the banner and the first user interaction is less than five seconds. A good rule of thumb is to assume a download rate of about 100kB per second over cellular networks.
In this day and age, a business that doesn't use video marketing is like a teenager without a smartphone: very rare. Rapid shifts in modern technology have caused the marketing landscape to evolve with it. Many people seek dynamic, engaging forms of content. Most of us have watched at least one video (likely more) at some point today. If you're on the internet, especially a social media site, v [...]