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Jux blog platform launches genius street view options

This isn’t just your average “oh we added maps” announcement, this is the very first no-fuss blog embed option for Google Maps, perfect for any industry that relies on directions or featuring areas.

Brilliant teleportation

Last year, AGBeat introduced you to Jux.com, a free blogging platform that offers simple uploads of large images, a luxurious suite of fonts to choose from, and options ranging from full screen quotes to embedded videos, all resized dynamically according to your site visitor’s screen size.

Today, the company has announced what they lovingly call “teleportation,” in which Jux site users can post fullscreen, interactive street views – just tell Jux the address, pan until you get the perfect angle so that visitors launch the street view at your designated spot, and then add a caption with an explanation.

The map you share will present as a big, full screen interactive Google Street View to your site visitor. The company says it’s like “holding a fold-up map in front of 3D goggles. Jux cuts out the clutter and brings you 100% pure panorama.”

Add a third dimension to any map by using one of the first third party innovations to map sharing we’ve seen. The bonus is that as shown below, maps can be embedded into a website with a simple code offered as you edit the Jux entry.

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Realtors should use this to tell the story of a neighborhood or a listing, businesses should use this to showcase their location, especially for visitors, travel agents should highlight key locations with their own insight, cities and visitors bureaus should try this out to take people on a tour of landmarks and key areas, and developers should use this to show vacant lots.

There are a number of uses, and it is all customizable which adds a tremendous layer of usefulness to anyone who is in an address-reliant industry, be it real estate or retail. Interactivity has been around for a while, but the ability to control what someone sees and being able to comment on it front and center has not.

Check out the two examples below (click to enlarge and get the full screen experience), or check out Jux’s example of a European city square.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Thomas Morgan

    March 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I have been playing with Jux for sometime now and really like it. It has tons of potential as it allows someone with little technical knowledge of editing and design to produce cool looking pieces for fun or for work. They need to get their server speed up though as even on a very high speed connection it can go pretty slow.

    https://morgantg.jux.com/

  2. Tinu Abayomi-Paul

    March 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I like Jux but it’s not blowing my skirt up yet. It’s like having this beautiful painting that’s not quite beautiful enough for you to take down another off your walls to hang it up. So it goes into storage until the time comes. Very interested to see what their offerings will be for business though.

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