Terrence McArdle, co-founder. Design ( UI/UX for iOS & web, information architecture, 2D, 3D & motion graphics ) Terrence McArdle Digital Studio, 1994-present. Currently an Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence. BFA Cooper Union, MFA Design, Stanford.
Ben Newhouse, co-founder. Engineering (iOS, front-end, back-end, operations). Worked on search, data import, and mobile (iOS and Android) at Yelp. BS EE from Stanford. Research at Microsoft Research Asia.
Terrence invented the first seamless digital spherical photo in 1991, three years before the release of QTVR. In 2009, Ben created Yelp Monocle, the first Augmented Reality (AR) app to launch on the US App Store. After meeting at Stanford, Terrence proposed combining AR with spherical photographs to create an immersive 'bubble' viewer on the soon to be launched iPad. Propelled by the reception of their initial demos, they founded Bubbli to design and build the technology to make bubbles ubiquitous. Terrence and Ben made the first public presentation of bubbles at TED in early 2011.