With this app you can ‘Beem’ wherever you want
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — First, it was Zoom’s live video conferencing that literally changed the way businesses and businesses could meet and work together.
Now, a new technology in the form of an application aims to broadcast a holographic-like image using a simple smartphone.
Beem is a smartphone app for Android and iOS devices that allows the sender to “beem” themselves in a message where it appears at the home or workplace of the person receiving the message. Remember when Princess Leia from Star Wars sent a hologram of herself through R2D2?
Beem isn’t a holograph so to speak, but it’s pretty damn close if you look at the message on a smartphone screen.
Here’s how it works:
In the Beem app, the sender records a video message, currently a 15 second message.
It is important to place your phone on a stable surface such as a desk or using a smartphone tripod. It’s also more efficient if the person recording the message is standing in the frame of the camera, so you’re recording from your feet up to the top of your head.
Record the message through the camera and when you’re happy with it, press a button to send the video “into the metaverse” as the app explains. In minutes, your beem is ready to send.
The message can be sent via text message, social media post, or email using a web address.
The person receiving the message simply taps the link and allows Beem to use the phone’s camera, microphone, and gyroscope. The receiver does not need the Beem app installed on their phone.
Once the message has been received and the permissions have been granted, the receiver sees his environment on the screen. Tap the ground and the Beem starts playing, showing the video message as if the person is standing right in front of you.
Beem released the app a few days ago and raised $4 in seed funding for further development.
Beem has big plans for the technology and plans to offer two-way video messaging in the future.
Currently, you can record and send Beem messages and post them on social media or with a QR code link. If you have a green screen, you have the option of broadcasting live video messages.
The app is currently free. If you want to try it yourself, I recorded a Beem video that you can watch by scanning this QR code from a smartphone.
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