Finwe, an agile software development and research company based in Finland, has been a major contributor to the mobile game and video solutions. Two of its game apps, Fantasy Dice and 3D gyro compass, gained positive feedback in the market. As a showcase of their skills, they have released a 360 panorama video player for mobile devices, called 360 VideoBall, which utilizes state-of-the-art sensor fusion to facilitate high accuracy motion tracking. In simple terms, you no longer need to struggle with touch navigation on a small screen. Instead, you can simply move the device to issue commands to videos, games, or applications.
Finwe, a company known to take user experience to new levels, is also known for optimizing its apps’ response times and user interaction. Its premier application, 360 VideoBall, was primarily built for the Android* ARM and iOS* platforms. Not too surprisingly, 360 VideoBall gave excellent results when ported to the x86 based Android OS* and tested on Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablets (code named Clover Trail) and smartphones. UI software development was done with Rightware Kanzi* Studio, which facilitated high optimization of the OpenGL* implementation. It actually came out as the second fastest platform with HD video streaming at a rate of 60 frames per second, which is much better than the 50 frames per second from the ARM build. The industry will have to wait and see, if we are getting this speed from 32-nm Clover Trail+ architecture-based smartphones running Android 4.2, what improvements will we see on the smartfones based on the 22-nm Bay Trail platform.
You can download the 360 VideoBall application for free here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.finwe.panoramavideo