If 360 Panorama sounds a little different these days, it’s probably because it has recently become multi-lingual. As part of version 4.1, 360 Panorama is now fluent in deutsch, thanks to our intern Marian Gläser.
A student at the University of Applied Science of Berlin (Hochschule für Natur und Technik) studying International Media and Computing, Marian was seeking an internship that would meld his interest in computer vision and iOS development, and put him back in the US (having spent a year in Indiana previously as an exchange student). Since joining us, he has spent time in our Boulder and San Francisco offices, proving himself to be truly multi-talented. He’s filled in on projects acting as Director of Cinematography, Backend Engineer, Frontend Engineer, and yes, lead German translator.
Marian’s enthusiasm for bringing the app to Germany convinced us to give localization a try sooner rather than later, and the initial reaction has been positive. Since the update 360 Panorama made it all the way to the #1 Photo & Video app in the German App Store, to which we say,
Herzlich Willkommen Freunde aus Deutschland!
Marian is quite pleased with the outcome as well, saying, “I did it with a lot of passion and with love for details, which has been met with incredible feedback of my fellow countrymen. I feel honored to have brought 360 Panorama to Deutschland!”
Marian arrived in December, and will be spending one more month with us before he heads home to work on his thesis (on Computer Vision connected to Social Media) to complete his Bachelor Degree. Post-graduation, Marian plans to pursue further studies in Computing and Business.
We’ve truly enjoyed having Marian and his talents as a part of the Occipital team for the past 5 months and will be sad to see him go in May. But rest assured, Marian will leave a legacy behind at Occipital, as the first to share 360 Panorama in a different tongue. Glückwunsch Marian! We’ll miss you!
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