The application provides access to more than 100 panoramic videos and photos from all over the country. Along with views from production and oil extraction sites, the users can also see social infrastructure, urban panoramas, social, cultural and sports facilities that have been built in 25 years of independence. It would be right say that the developers have assembled an unusual puzzle of contemporary Uzbekistan.
The photos for the application were taken not by traditional cameras, but by the latest photo and video cameras for 360 degree panoramic filming. That has strengthened the ‘presence effect’ and updated the concept of panoramic photography.
The media can be viewed in common mode on smartphones and tablets, as well as in ‘immersion’ mode with virtual reality glasses. The cross-platform application is already available for download in the AppStore, PlayMarket, as well as through a special QR-code and on the official website of Uzbekneftegaz.
The application is innovative both for Uzbekistan and for the entire region, and it is the world’s pioneer in terms of presentation of the country in virtual reality. Previously, VR-applications were developed exclusively for advertising and commercial purposes, for example, by order of global automakers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and multinational companies. By creating Uzbekneftegaz360, the developers have once again demonstrated the engineering and innovative capacity of Uzbekistan in this area.