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Sphere Email Campaign Among Top 100 of 2013

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Campaign Monitor just announced their Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2013 and Sphere's Recording Announcement was selected as a 'Top Performer!'  

The 'Top Performer' category recognizes large marketing campaigns that generate a high response from its audience. Those also recognized in the Top 100 include names like Volkswagen, Nike, & IKEA. 

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About the design, Campaign Monitor states, "The header image is both engaging and a great demonstration of this newsletter's content. Add the great use of color and clean layout, and you have a recipe for a feature announcement done well". 

Shoutout to our awesome users for helping make this announcement our most successful yet!

Click here to download the full PDF of CM's Top 100.

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Sony Interviews Sphere Founder

Dan Smigrod

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[Thanks to our friends at Sony for allowing us to re-publish this Sony Mobile blog post.]

Following the recent addition of the brilliant Sphere 360 degree photography app to our Smart Social Camera ecosystem, we caught up with Sphere’s founder and CEO Charles Armstrong to ask him a few quick questions about Sphere and its relationship with Xperia Z1.

Can you describe Sphere in a sentence? – As a publishing platform, Sphere provides the apps and technology to record and share beautiful, spherical imagery.

How did Sphere come about? – Sphere was born from a drive to make teleportation a reality.

What was the “eureka moment” / when did you suddenly know you were onto a winner? – Augmented reality is a compelling experience, but it’s one that’s only valuable when you’re on location. We wanted to deliver something just as immersive for people who aren’t there. Whether for personal entertainment or for business purposes, the ability to “get there before you go” is a very powerful experience.

What was it like working on Xperia Z1? (in terms of challenges / areas your were impressed etc…) – The Sony team was really easy to work with. And because Sony focuses on better optics and more reliable motion sensors, tailoring for the Z1 has really highlighted the best of what our technology has to offer.

[This blog post continues on the Sony Mobile blog.]

Using Sphere at Stockholm International School

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Guest Sphere blog post by Andy Rhodes, Technology Integrator at Stockholm International School

At Stockholm International School, we have been experimenting with a wide variety of apps, including Sphere. As a school with over 60 nationalities in the student community, the free Sphere app appealed to me immediately as a way for students to share information about their countries of birth.

The grade one "Holiday" unit is one example of how Sphere has been used at the school. This activity consisted of transforming one grade one class into an airplane and another into a replica of Dubai. After a great intro where each student had their passport stamped before boarding the "plane", they then discussed what they expected to see upon "arrival" in Dubai.

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Marked by a migration across the hallway to a second classroom, our students then entered a space filled with famous buildings, landmarks and snacks from Dubai. This is where our use of Sphere began.

This app allows students to remotely travel the world by viewing 360-degree images from different locations. We searched for Dubai before the lesson began to ensure the process would go smoothly. Working in pairs, our students clicked on the red pins throughout Sphere's map of Dubai.

It was great to hear our travelers comment on famous buildings and ask about the different language seen on shop fronts. The students were really excited and eager to share what they were looking at with each other. They also really enjoyed the viewing experience; with each movement of their iPads, different sections of the 360-degree images were displayed.

Using Sphere in our curriculum was great for maintaining student engagement! I look forward to using this app again to visit different parts of the world… both personally and with our students! 

Twitter: Andy Rhodes @andyrhodes_ | Stockholm International School @Tech_SIS

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