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Matterport to GSV Launches 23 Jan 2018?5915

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Hi All,

I could imagine that Matterport will officially launch Matterport to Google Street View publishing on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.

Three Reasons Why

1. Matterport news has always been driven by announcing news at conferences and trade shows. Matterport CEO Bill Brown is a speaker at the tech meets real state conference Inman Connect, 9:35 am Tuesday, 23 January 2018 in New York City.

Visual Revolution: Breakthroughs in Virtual Reality, 3D & Video...And What is New and Around the Bend?

"The consumer has never had better ways to view homes online. What are the latest developments that will improve the online visual experience, and what should you be prepared to offer your home sellers?"

On the panel with Bill Brown is GeoCV CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Anton Yakubenk (@AntonYakubenko)

I could imagine that GeoCV will announce GeoCV publishing to Google Street View during this Inman Connect session. I can't imagine that Bill wants Matterport outshined by a very similar startup with a fraction of the funding that has not even started marketing outside of the greater New York City area. (I could imagine GeoCV announcing at this conference, the service is now available across the United States.)

2. Matterport needs a large group of Beta Testers between now and the launch. As far as I know, Matterport has NOT started a beta test (though previously promised "Summer 2017" (and now "Winter" our specifying "Winter 2017" or "Winter 2018" ... Matterport has to start beta testing soon, to be ready for Bill to announce at Inman Connect.

2. I have not received a Matterport Newsletter in the last two weeks. That typically happens just before Matterport makes a major announcement.

I could imagine that all Matterport marketing and support team energy is going to writing the eblast, getting the website ready, etc. to announce beta testing for Matterport Google Street View Publishing. Matterport typically makes these kinds of announcements on Tuesday or Wednesdays to allow the tech team, support team and sales team to be able to respond quickly to inquires or issues.

I could imagine that Matterport wants to announce this beta test Tuesday, 12 December or Wednesday, 13 December; or, Matterport will be hard on their team with quickly approaching holidays.

What do you think? When will Matterport begin beta testing and/or public launch of Matterport to Google Street View publishing?

Happy holidays,

Dan
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Interestingly I was just talking to Matterport Support on this matter this morning. I was told that we would be able to publish directly to Google Street View from within Matterport spaces... I have requested an exact date!

Yours,

Liam
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So to clarify, GSV for all in January... And a very large beta release at... Any moment?
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I just heard back,.. "not yet' was their response!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by @Metroplex360
So to clarify, GSV for all in January... And a very large beta release at... Any moment?


Yes. My predictions for Matterport to Google Street View publishing:

1. for all effective Tuesday, 23 January 2018 in New York City
2. for Beta Testers starting Tuesday, 12 December or Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Happy holidays,

Dan

@Liam_Tayler Ha! "Not Yet" could be tomorrow, next week, next month or next year Thanks for trying to get an actionable answer ...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by @DanSmigrod
I could imagine that Matterport wants to announce this beta test Tuesday, 12 December or Wednesday, 13 December [2017]; or, Matterport will be hard on their team with quickly approaching holidays.


So?

Will I be correct in predicting that Matterport will announce today (Wednesday, 13 December 2071) that it is ready to get started beta testing Matterport to Google Street View publishing made easy?

Best,

Dan
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@DanSmigrod I hope you are right!
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@Helen

Well, if it is going to happen, it will be between now and 7 pm EST today (Wednesday, 13 December 2017).

Best,

Dan
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@DanSmigrod, I trust you 😃
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@michelg

Yikes!

I am (more) likely to hit the Matterport to GSV Launches 23 Jan 2018 date than beta testing starting today or this week, but will see

Dan
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Anyway may The force be with you !
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@michelg

Thank you! Looks like I missed my prediction of the week.

Ugh!

Wishful thinking!

Dan
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@michelg

Matterport posted this today, Tuesday, 19 December 2017.

Best,

Dan
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@michelg

I was off by a week in predicting when a public Matterport beta would be announced

Perhaps it did begin sooner, but was not announced.

Dan
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@DanSmigrod You're still golden! The private beta and public beta should not be confused. I'm thrilled to be involved with the private beta.

Other notes:
- Matterport GSV generates too many connections. On one hand, this only affects experiences that include arrow navigation -- which is mobile. Google has yet to unify the platform so it's hard to fault Matterport. In theory, the # of connections shouldn't be a problem if 'pancake' navigation is pushed to all platforms.

- It would appear that a last minute bug entered in that broke association of anything published with an actual place

Therefore... since nothing can actually be published to a place ... I'd say it's fair that Matterport GSV has not arrived yet
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@Metroplex360

Quote:
Originally Posted by @Metroplex360
@DanSmigrod You're still golden! ...

- It would appear that a last minute bug entered in that broke association of anything published with an actual place

Therefore... since nothing can actually be published to a place ... I'd say it's fair that Matterport GSV has not arrived yet


Fun hearing about how the sausage is made. This will all get resolved by 23 January 2018. Quote:
Originally Posted by DanSmigrod
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On the panel with Bill Brown is GeoCV CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Anton Yakubenk (@AntonYakubenko)

I could imagine that GeoCV will announce GeoCV publishing to Google Street View during this Inman Connect session. I can't imagine that Bill wants Matterport outshined by a very similar startup with a fraction of the funding that has not even started marketing outside of the greater New York City area. (I could imagine GeoCV announcing at this conference, the service is now available across the United States.)

...

Dan



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Hi All,

An updated from Matterport in their newsletter to customers on Wednesday, 3 January 2018 ...

Dan

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Hi All,

Use this link to join the Matterport to Google Street View beta ...

Use this link for Matterport Support pages on Google Street View

Dan
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