“We’ve overcome huge hurdles associated with the creation of global 3D models and delivering a responsive, entertaining platform that’s easy to use,” says San Francisco, Calif.-based Planet 9 Studios.
The navigation and social networking software developer is now offering RayGun for the iPhone. The RayGun platform is a 3D social network allowing users to chat, explore, locate and interact with realistic avatars and actual 3D cities on a mobile device using GPS locations. Users can jump to their location, navigate through real cities, chat with friends and share geo-located photos, the company says.
With RayGun technology, developers and device manufacturers have a ready-made, real world platform that changes the way people look at the world.
The technology is now used by companies such as Boeing, General Dynamics and Denso for simulation, navigation and location aware visualization and analysis.
A demonstration video is here.