Thank you for all your comments .
And I certainly agree with many of them .
Regarding the possibility of the virtual tour on a phisical support, i think it should be obligatory !
Here is my case . My Client is a director of a multinationnal . He wants a physical support to a " natural gift" to its partners.
OK - we might have moved forward quicker had you explained the context at the beginning.
I think his will is legitimate. Why ? Because, well, everyone must have a connection to the internet today. But this is not always the case. And the desire to give a physical object can be part of the request of a client .
Your client is a director of a multinational. Most large companies and organisations (in the UK at least) have IT departments that configure employees computers in such a way that they cannot load anything from CDs, DVDs or USB connected devices - or strict rules/policies against doing so - for fear of viruses and other security risks. This would defeat your client's 'natural gift' intentions; in fact the recipient of such a 'natural gift' might very well be quite annoyed to receive such a thing for a partner.
PTP2 is an excellent professional product. But to be perfect, it must answer all market demands.
That's nonsense, and you know it. No software product in nay category meets 'all market demands'.
If my client asks me a physical support , I must be able to do that.
And you can, but it's not an out-of-the-box feature of PT/PTP. You need to use some third-party software and have the knowledge of how to create your standalone tour offer. But even then given the wide variety of platforms and OS and browser that might be used to view it - and your client has no control over that - there's a good chance that it won't work in some cases, for all sorts of reasons. Does your client wish to take that risk - along with all the other risks?
If I do not, I risk losing credibility and I risk losing the market.
You might in fact gain credibility if you were to point out why your client's demands are not such a good idea. If you blindly follow his/her orders and the result if not as the client expected/intended who do you think will get the blame?
That said, I agree that the USB key is a discontinued product. But it is part of a request for some people who are not aware of the new technologies as we are, users PTP V2. Yet these people are at the head of big company. I do not think they are illiterate °)
You seem to contradict yourself. You say that people who made the request are not aware of new technologies, yet say they are not technologically illiterate; when they plainly are.
Many heads of large (and small) organistaions are relatively technologically illiterate, that's OK if they are willing to listen to those who know better/more than they do (sadly many of these macho bosses are not).
It is up to you as a service provider (hopefully with the support of their in-house 'geeks') to 'gently educate' them if you feel they are making a bad decision. I worked in the PC industry - for a then leading PC manufacturer - for about 1O years and most of the top bosses were both woefully technologically illiterate, and dreadfully macho, and made some awful decisions as a result.
I think the Kolor’s Team must work on the possibility of a physical support.
If you make a reasoned future feature request I'm sure they'll give it hearing.
In the present case , I think I'll propose a usb key with direct access to the virtual tour on the net. I have no other choice.
Hmmm... in which case it can only work if the person with the gizmo has access to the Net and is allowed to plug such devices into their PCs - and there may still be issues.
so Anyone know how to do it quickly?
Quickly? I'd want to test anything like that very extensively before offering it to an important multinational client.