New app Asteroom is a 3D tour product for Android and iOS that sells a panoramic mount in conjunction with a fisheye lens attachment and editing software for just $59.95. It claims that tours can be finalized in 15 minutes or less.

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe.

The industry has come a long way from bulky Matterport cameras and days-long waits for finalized immersive 3D home tours.

Hardware and software product combos continue to emerge to seize on the opportunity to let home shoppers virtually walk, fly and experience homes from anywhere around the world.

New app Asteroom is a 3D tour product for both major mobile platforms, Android and iOS, that sells a panoramic mount in conjunction with a fisheye lens attachment and editing software. It states that tours can be finalized in 15 minutes or less after watching its three-minute video tutorials.

The rotating mount turns your phone into a 360-degree camera, and pairs automatically with your device via Bluetooth (BLE 4.0). A single tap of the “capture” command in the app starts the process. The device will stop turning once all the way around, and the user moves on to the next room.

The capture and tour creation modules are separate, meaning users link a finished tour after going through the “new project” setup. This is kind of clunky from a user experience perspective. Why can’t the physical capture process be part of the new tour creation? Footage will exist within a specific tour, not as a separate file, and tours could be more succinctly organized.

Tour hotspots that highlight objects and text data about a room can be added and edited after a tour is saved. This screen is also where you connect and link to additional room tours in the space.

The app allows for an array of text designs, links, information tags, floating still images — for detail shots, like appliance close-ups or a view through a window — and even logos to be presented for interaction within the app. You can also add 3D objects to virtually stage an empty space.

Asteroom offers rotating “dollhouse” views and floorplan capabilities. Finished tours can be shared to various social media accounts, emailed and embedded on webpages.

Browser viewing windows give users a hamburger (those three lines on apps that indicate a menu) to drop down into a map view and information card, which is a great place to enter listing descriptions.

A few tour samples:

358 Sunset Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
220 Corral Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
2519 Whipple Ave., Redwood City, CA

The app also lets agents see who is viewing their tours, a nice touch for support in lead generation.

The Asteroom app costs $20/month for 10 tours and the Pano kit is sold separately for $59.95. Not bad.

There is also a 30-day free trial, but you’ll have to but the Pano Kit to actually test it.

For the sake of comparison, the Ricoh Tours kit can be bought, all-in, for $628, plus the $45 monthly subscription. Matterport offers quite a bit more for its $69.99 professional level account, such as print assets and image galleries, but it’s also best with the Ricoh Theta Vs and Insta360’s ONE X camera, which is $399. If you’re devoted to Matterport’s original camera, know that it’s well over $3,000.

In summary, for the money and mobility, Asteroom is worth a shot.

Have a technology product you would like to discuss? Email Craig Rowe

How do you stay ahead in a changing market? Inman Connect Las Vegas — featuring 250+ experts from across the industry sharing insight and tactics to navigate threat and seize opportunity in tomorrow’s real estate market. Join more than 4,000 top producers, brokers and industry leaders to network and discover what’s next, July 23-26 at the Aria Resort. Hurry! Tickets are going fast, register today!

Thinking of bringing your team? There are special onsite perks and discounts when you buy tickets together. Contact us to find out more.

SAVE MY SEAT

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Will you attend ICLV virtually or in-person? The agenda is packed with stellar speakers and sessions.Learn More×
Limited time: Get 30 days of Inman Select for $5.SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription