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  May 31, 2005

Redbug Updates Mapwing Apps, Announces Tour Contest with Prizes

(Dillsburg, PA) - Redbug Technologies has updated Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer to version Beta 2, adding performance enhancements and bug fixes. Redbug has also announced the “Share Your World” virtual tour contest with prizes awarded for the winning tours. Nathan Hoover, Redbug COO, explained, “Mapwing is a great way to share your world with the whole world. We want to show everyone that building a virtual tour can be something fun and easy.” Contest information and rules can be found at http://www.redbugtech.com/contest/. Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer can be downloaded from http://www.redbugtech.com/downloads.php.

The virtual tour contest runs June 1st through the 31st. Tours will be judged in the following categories: computer room, place of interest, and imaginary location. The best tour in each category will receive a free copy of Mapwing Creator Pro v1.0 and will be posted to the Redbug tour gallery. A runner up tour in each category will also be chosen and posted to the Redbug tour gallery. To kick off the contest, Redbug has posted a tour of Infinite Loop on Apple’s campus. The tour can be found at http://www.redbugtech.com/tours.php.

Mapwing Creator Pro is an authoring application enabling users to build virtual reality (VR) tours from digital photographs. With Mapwing Creator Pro, users can create VR locations or “points” out of images and connect these together to form tours. Tours can be enhanced by adding an interactive map, text comments, and hotspots. Mapwing Viewer is a browsing application that allows users to open Mapwing tour files.

Beta 2 versions of Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer are available as free downloads. They are compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 through 10.4.1 and require Rage 128 graphics or better. Screenshots and detailed information about Mapwing can be found at http://www.redbugtech.com/mapwing.php.

Redbug Technologies is a software development company based in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The company was formed in 2004 and is presently focused on exploring VR software technologies.
 
     
 
 
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