06. November 2014
comspace develops Bielefeld 360° App
On behalf of the Neuen Westfälische, the leading newspaper in OWL, and of the local radio
station Radio Bielefeld, we have developed an App that allows a digital tour through Bielefeld
and imparts lots of interesting information and perspectives.
Appropriate to the 800th anniversary of the city of Bielefeld, the App is now available in the App Stores of Apple
and Android. A 360° panorama of the city, taken at the Sparrenburg, Bielefeld’s landmark, is the starting point.
From there, visitors get to 25 places and sights of the city, for example the town hall, the railway station or the
Schüco-Arena. These can also be explored via a 360° image, and offer interesting historical and current details
by supplementing images in a picture gallery, a video and various audio additions, spoken by a Radio Bielefeld
To process and reduce the huge data volume of the various information formats (big panorama image, videos,
audio files, texts) in such a way that there would be no loss of quality plus a short loading time on the mobile,
was a technical challenge for our developer team. The implementation of the App was made in the Apache
presentation-optimized delivery of the App for various platforms such as iOS and Android. The App is also
adapted for various terminal devices so that a virtual tour is possible on a smartphone as well as on a tablet.