MatterWorld: New Developments and Upcoming Experiences
Since becoming a Matterport Service Partner (MSP) in May of 2015, Matterport has not ceased to shower their providers with amazing feature releases that support small business growth, but continuously announce new developments that give me confidence that this technology and this company has yet to even scratch the surface of its capabilities. Each Matterport announcement reveals just one small phase of the Matterport Masterplan.
This past week Matterport announced a plan to make Matterport Spaces “valuable beyond the initial purpose for which they are captured. We want to make them readily available to the property owner or resident since they benefit the most from their existence.” One Matterport end goal is to “see a day when there is a Matterport True3D™ digital copy of every property in the world; that’s over 1B spaces.” Their integration with Google Street View this past winter is just one step in that direction.
“Matterport is digitizing the world’s spaces, moving toward a day when any space can be shared or modified online via Web, mobile, VR, or AR.”-Bill Brown, Matterport CEO
Matterport Expands its Ecosystem with Launch of SDK
This Matterport “ecosytem” announcement comes on the heels of Matterport offering up their SDK to approved developers. Am over-the-top-so-excited to see all the great options for extending the value of a Matterport 3D space. “Developers can now customize the 3D Showcase experience and build entire applications off of Matterport, enabling many exciting new use cases.” I am confident that this will provide a never- ending flow of new features for my customers which will add value to my business. Never mind the ability to partner with developers to support creative efforts on behalf of their clients.
Matterport has Announced Plans to Develop an Augmented Reality (AR) Offering.
Early this year Matterport announced an “…amazing new development that will allow users to access compelling AR experiences that help people navigate real world spaces, offering them an ability to better understand the highlights and features of a space. Matterport’s AR offering will be used across a variety of industries including real estate, property marketing, construction, travel & hospitality, and much more. Combined with Matterport 3D, Matterport AR technology will ultimately bridge the online and on-site worlds together.”
roOomy and Matterport Announce Collaboration to Develop Virtual Staging within Matterport 3D Spaces
Every since I began using Matterport 3D technology, clients have asked to have the capability to virtually stage an empty space. “Currently under development in pilot phase with multiple partners, and expected to roll out later in 2018, roOomy’s virtual staging will allow Matterport customers to virtually furnish spaces including apartments or homes, providing property managers or real estate agents the ability to cost effectively display units in a furnished state, and enabling renters and buyers to make more informed, confident decisions during their search for a residence.”
It’s exciting features like this that has instigated Matterport’s change to their Terms Of Service, granting them a limited license to use our PUBLIC spaces so that they can continue to move forward with their Matterplan, I mean Masterplan. “Matterport is digitizing the world’s spaces, moving toward a day when any space can be shared or modified online via Web, mobile, VR, or AR. Our collaboration with roOomy is exciting as it demonstrates the extensibility of the Matterport platform. Enabling roOomy to build a virtual staging app using our platform will transform how real spaces are experienced, allowing users to easily personalize a space and visualize any changes made to it,” said Bill Brown, Matterport CEO. “We anticipate the utility and lifespan of a Matterport 3D Space to grow with valuable applications such as this.”
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive 3D media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web, mobile devices, and VR headsets.
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Article content summarized from Matterport blog posts and press releases.