5 reasons you should switch to Cloud-based Virtual Tour software ?

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For 360-degree photographers, Virtual Tour Software is an indispensable tool to publish a complete Virtual Tour with the full support of interface, features & hotspot. Apart from the Offline Virtual Tour Software currently , there is an appearance of the new Cloud-based solutions, catching up with the trend in Cloud computing. These Cloud-based solutions demonstrate their superiority and flexibility which can take into your notice.

1. Work anytime, anywhere with just browser regardless of hardware

With just Internet connection, you can start your work in no time by logging in your project, creating or editing Virtual Tour on a compact laptop or iPad while sipping a cup of coffee in your favorite coffee shop. Everything is real-time update that means you just need to press “save” and all changes are taken place within seconds without re-creating Virtual Tour, re-uploading to Server or any other complicated tasks. You also don’t need to work on a high performance Workstation because everything has been processed on Cloud. What convenient!

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While formerly a common Virtual Tour project with the full support of interface, features, and hotspot needs 2 hours to complete by using offline software, the Cloud-based Software only takes you 30 minutes of drag and drop for a finished project

2. Update automatically & constantly

How long haven’t your KRPano got updated? It’s always a pain to install a new update for offline software – Users must download and install manually – So the software will soon become outdated, or you have to wait for a whole month to fix a small bug. Conversely, the Cloud-based solutions like Lapentor collect feedback and launch new update everyday which no things need to do anymore, creating free time which allows you to handle other works which are more important. Of course, you don’t have to be worried about the virus which sometimes might cause you to reset your computer

3. Flexible pricing policy

$470 for Kolor Panotour and $350 for Pano2vr, even Krpano, which is known for a “cheap” price – $150 – is no small initial investment. Meanwhile, the Cloud-based solutions are more flexible because they offer a monthly pricing policy and usually come with interactive incentives. The most important is that you can avoid waste by stopping the subscription when not in use without compromising your implemented projects. Additionally, 90% of Virtual Tour must be deployed on Server so for customers, the service provider is giving them the free Hosting solution.

lapentor - Pricing model of a Cloud-based Virtual Tour software

Round.me Pricing Model – “Pay as you go”

4. Optimize workflow, enhance cooperation

The Cloud-based Virtual Tour software can minimize 50-60% of effort & time building Virtual Tour thanks to avoiding repeatedly performing simple tasks. This is an example of a complete Virtual Tour’s process

lapentor - old virtual tour post-processing with offline virtual tour software

Old process

lapentor - new virtual tour post-processing with cloud-based virtual tour software

New process

Accordingly, for every change request from a customer – especially the Virtual Tours which offer Multiresolution, you have to re-create the image tiles, push up again to Server and re-announce to customers. This process takes time but mostly waiting so your project should be simple that means less features, less interface are better or 2 parties must directly and constantly work until the complete product; not to mention bugs might occur in one of the above steps have made you frustrated.

5. Disaster recovery

Thousands of cases your PC or Mac is suddenly crashed, but you haven’t saved yet. The current Offline Virtual Tour Softwares don’t have the recovery mechanism so it can cause all your effort futilely. Take a look at the scale of the project below:

lapentor - handle hundres of pano with offline virtual tour software

Conversely, one of the advantages of Cloud-based solution that is always in sync, everything updated and edited is pushed up automatically to the Cloud. Many photographers carefully make a backup of their panorama to Google Photo, Google Drive, Dropbox…. and they can be quickly imported to the Cloud-based solution without spending a lot of effort on your end. As a result, what you have is in its original position safely and securely.