I wanted to see if adding some very basic 360 degree images to Google Maps would actually do anything. It wasn't a very scientific test, there were no people in white coats and safety goggles. It was just a 'I wonder...'
So I did. I took some 360 shots on a small camera and uploaded them to Google Maps. Every month or so I get an email telling me how may views they have had. Some were getting a lot of views, and enough for me to seriously work on the idea of launching a 360 part of my company. It wasn't just Google- but it was clearly obvious that the 360 images I'd uploaded were getting views.