You could do this on your own with the Free Google app, but you are limited to the standard Google map systems.
GooVR™ adds the ability to string different videos together and add call-outs like video, audio, links, maps, navigation to other areas, etc.
Combine this with the use of the Google AMP technology and you can now offer a totally new experience for your prospects.
It's a simple 5-step process to get truly amazing 360o video.
Shooting 360o photos with a smartphone is easy. Whether you own an Androd or iOS device, you can download the Google Street View app from Google Play or the AppStore. The process is almost the same on both operating systems.
Create or import 360 photos
> Open the Street View app.
> Tap Create.
> In the bottom right, tap Camera.
> Take a series of photos.
> At the bottom, tap Done.
Your 360 photo is stitched together and saved in the "Private" tab on your phone. The photo is also saved on your phone (unless you turned this setting off).
Install the app and pick an interesting spot to try it. After a few screens with tips and welcome messages, you'll arrive at the homepage. Click on the "Camera" icon at the bottom-right.
After selecting "Camera" you'll be taken to the camera sceen. The app will guide you through the capture process. The user has to stand still, hold the device in the right position. point the camera at the dot, and hit all the orange circles appearing on the screen.
At this point the app has already begun "stiching" all images to create the 360o panorama. The process is indicated by an orage loading bar at the bottom of the screen. As soon as the process is completed, the app will notify you by indicating that you 360o photo is "ready to publish."
You are able to preview the raw version of the image in both Android and iOS devices, there are some differences in how you access them.
Android users will need to press the "private tab" on your image and press the "share icon", and choose "share privately", then save image or send it using you gmail app.
You can do a lot of this on your own, as you saw above.
What you can't do in street view is make quality videos inside, or make calls outs and links to other areas, post your menu on the video, put a video in the video, transition to a different scene like a different room, link to other websites, and a whole lot more.
The other thing that's Very difficult to do is make the video as a stand alone so you can view it on your website, on a smart phone, from you text or email, etc.
GooVR is the next evolution in Google Street View because like several other products, we make it Business Friendly for use as a Marketng Tool for your business.