Redbug Upgrades Mapwing, Announces Virtual Tour Contest

(Dillsburg, PA) – Redbug Technologies has released Mapwing Creator Pro 1.1,
a free upgrade including enhancements and bug fixes. Redbug has also
announced a virtual tour contest with over $2000 in free software awarded
for the best tours. Contest rules and information can be found at . The Mapwing Creator Pro 1.1 updater
can be downloaded from .

Mapwing Creator Pro 1.1 is a major rewrite of the application. The free
upgrade includes improved image and hotspot performance, new circular
styled points, an enhanced undo system, and numerous bug fixes. Also,
Mapwing Viewer has been upgraded to version 1.1.4.

The virtual tour contest challenges users to build tours using the demo
version of Mapwing Creator Pro. Creators of the best tours will receive
retail copies of Mapwing Creator Pro. The contest begins today (January
5th) with a winner chosen about every two weeks. The demo version of
Mapwing Creator Pro can be downloaded from .

Mapwing is a software technology for building, sharing, and exploring
virtual reality (VR) tours. It enables anyone with a digital camera and a
computer to create tours quickly and easily. The Mapwing homepage is . A tour gallery, including a tour
of Apple’s campus, can be found at .

Mapwing Creator Pro is an application enabling users to build VR tours from
digital photos. Users can create VR locations or “points” out of images and
connect these together to form tours. A tour can be enhanced with an
interactive map, text comments, website links, and detail image hotspots.
Mapwing Creator Pro can save tour projects (.flyp) and streaming tours
(.flys). It requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher.

Mapwing Viewer is an application for exploring Mapwing virtual tours. It
can open tour projects (.flyp) and streaming tours (.flys). Mapwing Viewer
uses OpenGL to display tours smoothly and with high-quality graphics. It is
available as a free download for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher and Windows
2000/XP. To learn more, please visit .

Mapwing Flash Viewer is a server-side Flash/PHP application used to embed
Mapwing tours into web pages. Using Mapwing Flash Viewer, content creators
can stream Mapwing tours to users with Macromedia Flash Player. To learn
more, please visit

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.