I know very, very little about the inner workings of media players and things like graphic cards, but what I do know is that I have seen enough interactive virtual tours on different devices to know they’re often choppy and sluggish. They’re smooth, usually, when there’s a PC with a dedicated graphics card driving things.
Maybe I just don’t know enough, but this impressed me – an $89 Chromebit working off a touchscreen, smoothly navigating a set of 360 degree real estate images, with the images hosted in the cloud.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.