Pano Viewer FAQ

Pano App

Where can I download the app?

For Android phones click here.

For Iphones click here.

I see only one pano. Pressing the button doesn’t do anything.

If there are no panos on your smartphone, then the app will display the default pano and pressing the button will not advance to the next one since there is no other pano to display. Press your viewer’s button twice rapidly to bring up the menu.

 

 

From the menu, you should be able to access the online galleries.

 

 

 

 

What is a “save”?

A “save” allows you to save a pano from an online gallery so that you can view it on your device later, even when you have no internet connection.

Once a “save” is used, you need to obtain another one before you can save another pano.

 

 

 

 

 

Why would I want to save a pano to my smartphone?

Some galleries will change content from time to time and a pano may not always be available to view.

Saving your own copy is one way to make sure you can always access a favorite pano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I get a “save”?

From the first menu, select “View ad…” and watch the ads. Afterwards a mini-game presents several objects, one of which hides a star. Select an object and if you are lucky enough to uncover a star, you earn a save. Future versions may allow “saves” to be purchased, but this feature is not yet available.

 

 

 

I want to save a pano from the online galleries.

If you have earned a “save”, you have the option to save the pano you are currently viewing. This will work only with panos from the online galleries.

To save the pano you are currently viewing, tap the viewer button twice to access the menu.

 

 

 

On the far left side there will be a button labeled “Save Current Pano”. Aim your gaze at this button so that it is highlighted then tap the button on the viewer. The current pano will then be saved to your device. On the iPhone it will be saved to your Camera Roll. On Android phones, the album will be called “DuoShotPanoViewer”

 

 

 

 

 

iPhone: I have some panos on my iPhone, but how do I view them using the app?

You’ll need to import them first. From the first menu screen, choose the “Import” button on the left side of the screen.

 

 

 

It will take you to a screen with 9 squares. These are the 9 slots that can hold panos.

You can only import up to 9 panos at any one time, but you can always come back to this screen and change the contents of the slots.  Tap any one of the 9 slots.

 

 

 

The app will then present the photo picker. Select a pano. The panos will look strange, as if the image was split down the middle and the left and right halves were swapped. This is normal and is a result of the photo picker cropping the previews down to a square instead of displaying the full rectangle. Once you select a pano, the pano will be copied to the slot.

 

 

 

 
Once you have at least one slot filled, tap the “OK” button to return to the previous menu.

 

 
Now when you tap the “Go To Viewer” button, you will be able to view the panos you imported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iphone: How do I configure the app for my viewer?

Go into Viewer Mode, but do not attach the viewer to the smartphone.

 

 

 

Tap on the gear icon at the bottom center of the screen. A pop up will give you the option of switching your viewer. Select “Switch viewer”.

 

 

 

On your viewer or viewer manual, find the cardboard QR code associated with your viewer and aim your iPhone’s camera at it. Once the iPhone can properly read the QR code, it will make the necessary changes.

Android: I have some panos on my Android phone. How do I view them in the app?

Select “Go To Viewer” from the first menu. The app will search your Pictures folder for images with “180x180_3dh” somewhere in the file name. These panos will automatically be displayed. If you previously did a “save” then those panos will be in the DuoShotPanoViewer folder and will also automatically be displayed.

Android: How do I configure the app for my viewer?

Go into Viewer Mode, but do not attach the viewer to the smartphone.

 

 

 

Tap on the gear icon at the bottom center of the screen. A confirmation pop up will give you the choice of setting up your viewer or cancelling. Select Setup, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and select “Switch Viewer”.

 

 

 

On your viewer or viewer manual, find the cardboard QR code associated with your viewer and aim your smartphone’s camera at it. Once the smartphone can properly read the QR code, it will make the necessary changes.