Hangar, an Austin software company that last year raised $6.5 million to develop software and attract new customers, has just released an app for creating 360-degree photos that can be shot from consumer drones.
“Hangar 360” for iOS is a free app that owners of DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4, Inspire 1, Inspire 2 and Mavic Pro drones can use to capture a 360-degree image in the air. The footage is captured and uploaded to Hangar for processing, then the user is sent a link to an image that can be used on mobile and desktop, or shared on Facebook. The process of autonomously creating the panoramic image takes less than an hour, the company said.
The company also recently released “JobSight,” a drone app aimed at the construction industry.
Hangar’s president is Colin Guinn, previously chief revenue officer at 3D Robotics and former CEO of DJI North America, a global seller of unmanned aerial vehicles. Guinn co-founded Hangar with Jeffrey DeCoux, founder and CEO of eCustomers and Smart Technologies. The company was launched in early 2016.
Here’s an example of what one of those images looks like; it was shot by Guinn:
You can see more about “Hangar 360” in the video below:
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