KOCHI: Google has chosen ace lensmen Siril Thomas, Feroze Babu and his son Rifaz Mohammed as ‘Google Trusted Photographer’ for its Business View project. Business View, an initiative of Google Maps, will help business establishments across the world to enhance their presence across Google with a premium quality 360º virtual tour powered by Street View Technology.
Business View, which stitches together high-resolution photos into a 360-degree interactive virtual tour, offers the best choice in terms of simplicity, quick turnaround, and prominent visibility across Google. Those who get ‘Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies’ tag are trained and certified by Google. “I am excited that, I got the ‘Trusted Photographer’ tag from the Google. It will surely help me enhance my prowess in photography, said an elated Siril Thomas, a city-based photographer hailing from Pathanamthitta.
Companies can hire a local Google Trusted Photographer to shoot and upload the virtual tour to Google. The photo shoot will take just a few hours, and the Business View will be published on Google less than a week afterward. The virtual tour will appear across Google - in Search, Maps and the Google+ local page of the business establishment. Customers can navigate and explore the entire business establishment, whether they’re on their desktops, tablets or smartphones.