News

Hi everyone,

 

Welcome to the 50th update to our Kickstarter community. Here is the most recent news from our Bubl.

 

Shipping Complete!

 

This has been a very special week for us here at Bubl as you may have seen the press release regarding shipments. While we are still working out final logistics with a few backers and pre-order customers we are happy to communicate that we have officially shipped all Bublcams from this manufacturing round.

 

Bubl Product Prototyping… Underwater

 

One topic that has already been posted in the Community section of our Support Centre that we are taking action on, are waterproof housings for the Bublcam. Our firmware engineer, Ed Shen tested out a prototype while on his travels to Hawaii. We’re still early in prototyping possible housings, but the Bublcam performed really well on this journey! Head over to our Xplor app to experience the full bubl.

 

The Community section of our Support Centre is a place we encourage you to post feedback and product suggestions to help us build our roadmap. We will continue to use this Community topic thread to update you on progress with our prototyping efforts so follow the topic if you’d like to stay in the loop.

 

Android Update

 

This week a new update to our Android app was released. We hope that you will test it and let us know if you see improvements, particularly concerning the advancements made to wifi connectivity to improve stability between device and the Bublcam. Your feedback is important to us so get in touch with your Bublcam Assistant, let us know in Slack or in the Community.

 

VRLA Summer Expo

 

Sean will be speaking on a panel alongside Jaunt VR, Google and GoPro at the upcoming VRLA Summer Expo. We’re excited to contribute our views on VR and particularly on making this technology available at the consumer level on this panel. We hope you’ll be there and if you are be sure to say what’s up to Sean and let him know your thoughts on the rapid growth of VR!

 

Thanks everyone, as always don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Bublcam.

As the only fully spherical consumer camera in the world, the Bublcam is a device backed by the most forward-looking software in the industry to provide users with the ability to capture spherical photos and videos and share them with anyone, anywhere.

“Since its incarnation, the camera has been a pivotal tool to help people capture moments and tell stories,” said Sean Ramsay, CEO of Bubl. “Bublcam takes digital storytelling to the next level with zero blind spots and a fully spherical experience. More than just a camera that shoots on a horizontal plane, Bublcam enables consumers to pan anywhere in a given shot and then incorporates an online sharing feature to stream or upload content directly from the device.”

Bubl’s current collaboration with Google allows anyone with a Bublcam to upload spherical photos directly to Google Maps, StreetView and Google+. With features including real-time image stitching, self-calibration and image stabilization, a four-camera, tetrahedral design for zero blind spots and live video streaming, the Bublcam changes the way consumers capture moments and share their experiences.

The camera also features professional controls, including HDR, white balance, contrast and gamma, all in a device the size of a baseball. By utilizing the Bubl API & SDK, others can create software applications that can fully control the Bublcam and develop features on top of the current app to enable more forward-looking features like facial and image recognition, interactive touch points, motion tracking, cloud-based storage connectivity and integration to other virtual reality devices.

Bubl’s software applications will allow for iOS, Android, Oculus VR, Windows 8 (Xbox One), Chromecast, PS4 Amazon Fire and Avegant integration. The company’s goal is to allow for the consumption of spherical or 360-degree content across every major digital platform and device.

About Bubl
Bubl provides hardware and software technology solutions for the advancement of spherical content creation. The Bublcam is the world’s first fully spherical camera available to everyone, providing users with the ability to capture spherical photos and videos and share them with anyone, anywhere. Portable and lightweight the Bublcam can go anywhere and uses Wi-Fi to allow you to live stream directly to your mobile device.