Virtual Reality

ThingLink Debuts VR Editor for Schools

ThingLink, provider of an interactive media platform, has launched a new multimedia editor designed to allow users to annotate 360-degree images and videos and view them in virtual reality.

The new tool "allows users to annotate 360 panoramic images with text, image and audio annotations as well as web embeds for mobile view," according to a news release. "Audio and video annotations play as the viewer aligns a pointer with an icon that is displayed in the picture."

The tool also allows users to connect multiple videos or images together to create more immersive experiences.

A version of the editor designed specifically for schools is available with the company's recently launched VR Lessons app, which offers virtual reality content for use in the classroom. A subscription that includes both is available for $500 per year for each school.

"Virtual reality is rapidly gaining popularity in online publishing, education and marketing, and ThingLink's 360/VR Editor is a powerful, cost-effective way to enhance any mobile VR experience," said Ulla Engestrom, founder and CEO of ThingLink. "Our editor makes it possible to add in-depth information to a virtual documentary, enhance a tour of a property for sale, explain strategies in virtual games, expand VR lessons for use in the classroom and do so much more. And built-in engagement tracking and statistics can help content creators refine their VR experience and provide metrics for future VR applications."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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