Virtual viewings app for smartphones launched

first_imgHome » News » Virtual viewings app for smartphones launched previous nextProptechVirtual viewings app for smartphones launchedIn what is claimed to be a world first, Eyespy360 will soon enable agents to offer live and interactive property tours via mobile devices.Nigel Lewis31st May 201702,396 Views LtoR: EyeSpy360 CEO Andrew Nichols and COO Michael Valentine.A 360-degree tour tech firm is to launch a real-time service that will enable agents to offer virtual viewings.The system, it says, will be the first in the world to offer real-time, two-way viewings on mobile phones and laptops.Eyespy360, which is based in London, says this this will help agents cut down the number of physical viewings agents have to complete by eliminating tyre-kickers, and enable agents to concentrate on qualified leads.“Why wouldn’t a potential buyer look at a virtual tour first instead of turning up blind and then having to walk away when they realise it’s not for them,” says CEO Andrew Nichols (pictured, right).EyeSpy360, which launched in May last year and already counts Countrywide, Arun Estates, JLL and developer Octagon among its clients says it will launch the product in “a few months”.Started up in May 2016 but in development for six month before that, EyeSpy360 began by creating an affordable way for agents to offer high quality 360-degree property tours.Samsung GearWhereas some companies charge up to £4,000 for their proprietary kit, the EyeSpy360 system can be used with any of the 360-degree cameras on the market, which start at around £200 for the Samsung Gear 360 (pictured, right), for example.Eyespy360 then offers a ‘fremium’ model to create tours, but for agents to brand it their own, a subscription service is offered starting at £29 a month.The additional functionality due to go live will enable an agent to follow potential buyers or tenants as they tour a property and, if summoned to do so via an interactive button within the tour, talk to them via a skype-style text, audio or video conversation.The technology will also enable agents to conduct ‘open house’ virtual viewings in a similar way.“We started looking at areas where 360 VR tours could add value and the property space was one of them that we thought was ripe for change,” says Michael Valentine, the company’s COO (pictured, above).“I believe that VR 360 will soon supersede standard stills photography in the property market. We believe that because of the feedback from the agents, sellers and buyers who we talk to, who say it helps them win instructions when compared to agents who don’t use it.”michael Valentine Matterport Andrew Nicholls EyeSpy360 May 31, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

With Full Moon and Rain, Flooding Threat Continues in O.C.

first_imgStreet flooding covers sidewalks and part of a fire hydrant at the corner of Third Street and West Avenue on Monday night in Ocean City, NJ.Heavy rainfall and a near-full-moon tide combined to flood streets in Ocean City on Monday night.With the full moon arriving Tuesday night and with more rain in the forecast, the possibility exists for more flooding. Residents of low-lying streets should consider moving vehicles to high ground.High tides on Tuesday on the bay side of Ocean City (Ninth Street Bridge) are at 9:26 a.m. and 9:03 p.m.A National Weather Service flash flood warning for most of southern New Jersey continues into Tuesday morning. Lines of thunderstorms on Monday dumped several inches of rain on different parts of the region.Passing showers are likely to continue until 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS forecast.last_img read more

Town Hall Meeting on Dredging Scheduled for Monday Evening

first_imgCrA Town Hall Meeting to provide an update on a citywide dredging program is still on for 7 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25) in the Christ Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Mayor Jay Gillian invites all to the meeting to hear representatives of ACT Engineering present an update on dredging. Gillian said all coastal towns continue to face serious regulatory obstacles as they work to dredge their bays. The presentation will update the public on the city’s strategy for overcoming these roadblocks and creating a sustainable program.The city recently dedicated $20 million in its five-year capital plan to get the job done.last_img read more

Inter Link claims number one own-label cake slot

first_imgCake supplier Inter Link Foods claimed it is now the UK’s number one own-label cake company and said it has set its sights on Europe, as it posted a 51.8% hike in half year turnover to £67.2million this week.Chief executive Paul Griffiths also revealed to British Baker that the company’s next move, in 2007, will be into traditional British puddings: Christmas, treacle and similar, which will provide more foodservice opportunities alongside its sales to the multiples.On the cakes front the supplier is looking at acquisition opportunities in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland following the successful acquisition of Polish cake company CMJ in Decem-ber 2004, said chief executive Paul Griffiths. It is seeking these acquisitions to boost its cake sales, both in the UK, where it eventually wants to be number one cake company overall, and in mainland Europe, he told British Baker. “When we acquired CMJ last year it had £5m turnover, from sales into mainland Europe. Under our ownership that has gone up to £12m this year. Repeating that model, can only be good news.”With 400 million people living in mainland Europe, Inter Link could “hardly ignore the opportunity”, he said. But he emphasised that the UK is still its number one priority. Inter Link believes it has overtaken rival RHM on the size of its own-label cakes business in the UK. “We supply all the major multiples with a wide product range,” said Mr Griffiths. “Given our scale, we believe we are now the UK’s number one supplier for own-brand cakes.”Inter Link will continue to grow in the UK, both organically and by making additional acquisitions. It is talking to a number of interested parties, Mr Griffiths said. Inter Link has signed a lease on a second 30,000sq ft factory in Trafford Park in Manchester as it develops Soreen, which it claims is the country’s fourth biggest cake brand. It will build a similar sized plant alongside that to manufacture the puddings, due for launch in Christmas 2007, Mr Griffiths told British Baker.last_img read more

Arnold Arboretum announces T-shirt contest

first_imgThe Arnold Arboretum invites artists of all ages to submit their T-shirt designs for Lilac Sunday 2011. Lilac-themed T-shirts have been a tradition at Lilac Sunday for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event.Designs must be original artwork for the front of a T-shirt, suitable for men and women. The competition is open to all ages, and each artist may submit up to three designs. The deadline for all submissions is Jan. 31.For the complete guidelines, visit the arboretum’s website.last_img read more

Uganda’s Bobi Wine goes to court to dispute president’s win

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Monday launched a court case seeking to overturn the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, had suggested he did not want to legitimize Museveni’s victory in last month’s polls by seeking justice with a court that has been reluctant to rule against the president in past elections. The Supreme Court ruled three times that electoral irregularities were not substantial enough to affect the outcome. Museveni won the Jan. 14 elections with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%, according to final results announced last week by the electoral commission after accounting for results from nearly all polling stations.last_img read more

GOP-led Kentucky panel keeps Gov. Beshear impeachment alive

first_imgFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A legislative panel has dismissed two petitions calling for the impeachment of Kentucky’s governor. But the committee on Friday kept alive another effort by citizens seeking the Democrat’s ouster. The petitions seek Beshear’s impeachment for his restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19. The House panel requested more information from Beshear as it reviews the remaining petition against the governor. Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruled last year that the governor had the authority to put restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to contain the coronavirus. A petition seeking the impeachment of the state’s Republican attorney general is still pending.last_img read more

It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 days

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Buffalo News:The giant coal-burning power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario in Somerset, once Niagara County’s largest taxpayer, will be mothballed within 90 days.Plans are already afoot for the 1,800-acre site’s future, including a $550 million data center and a lakefront town park. State funding already has been approved for the park, and a New York Power Authority power allocation has been approved for the data center.Somerset Operating Co., the owner of the 685-megawatt plant, announced Monday that it had filed a deactivation notice Friday with the Public Service Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the entity that manages the state’s power grid.If those agencies decide the plant is still needed to keep the grid reliable, it could be saved, at least for a while. But Somerset Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said Monday that he doesn’t expect that to happen.The plant has been idle far more than it has been active in recent years. The company’s announcement said the shutdown decision was made “based on stricter new state air emission regulations designed to eliminate coal in New York and deteriorating market conditions.”Somerset Operating had foreshadowed the shutdown this summer, when it announced plans for the Empire State Data Hub, which would be a newly constructed facility near the western end of the power plant property.More: Somerset’s giant coal-burning power plant will be deactivated within 90 days It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 dayslast_img read more

How great leaders accelerate innovation through meaning

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Why the need to accelerate innovation?“No company in the future will be in a position to succeed if it squanders the imagination of its employees.”Professor Gary Hamel, co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), and the M-Prize: Innovating Innovation Challenge.Hamel says innovation is one of the most important and difficult challenges facing business around the world.At the same time, innovation is a vital capability for companies because it is the:> only insurance against irrelevance> only antidote to margin-crunching competition> only way you can out-perform a dismal economy> only way to build enduring customer loyalty.Yet, he says, “I don’t think there’s one company in a hundred that makes innovation the work of every single employee, every day.”He identifies three reasons why organizations aren’t truly innovative, from top to bottom: continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton announces $100,000 partnership to support local meal programs

first_imgThe partnership aims to support community meal programs and efforts to reduce food insecuirty. A number of Binghamton’s black churches and community soup kitchens serve hundred of low-income families. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced a $100,000 partnership with CHOW and several area churches Thursday. “Get involved,” he says. “All of [the] churches behind us could use volunteers. If you can’t serve food or cook the food yourself, give a donation.” Mayor David has also committed to funding community meal programs in 2021 also. Binghamton will allocate $55,000 in federal community development block grant funds to support capital upgrades to community kitchen facilities at seven local black churches. Change Coalition Founder Jamar Johnson says change is here.last_img read more