Google Cardboard Virtual Reality
Google launched Google Cardboard on June 25, 2014. The Google Cardboard device is a Virtual Reality Headset made from cardboard and optical lenses. The Google Cardboard is a very affordable Virtual Reality Headset that works with your smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and AR applications. With the launch of Google Cardboard, Google also created the Google Cardboard developers platform for Android and IOS.
In January 2016 it was reported that over 5 million Cardboard viewers had shipped and over 1,000 compatible applications had been published. Google provides two software development kits for developing Cardboard applications, both using OpenGL: one for Android using Java, and one for the game engine Unity using C#.
After initially supporting only Android, Google announced iOS support for the Unity plugin in May 2015 at the Google I/O 2015 conference. Third-party apps with Cardboard support are available on the Google Play store and App Store for iOS.
In addition to native Cardboard apps, there are Google Chrome VR Experiments implemented using WebGL; phones, including Apple's, that support WebGL can run Google's web experiments.
In January 2016, Google announced that the software development kits would support spatial audio, a virtual reality effect intended to simulate the Doppler effect.
We sell Google Cardboard
If you are interested in purchasing a Google Cardboard Virtual Reality headset simply go to our online shop where you can buy a Google Cardboard VR headset. You can also contact us if you are interested in creating a Virtual Reality Application or 360° video that works with Google Cardboard.
Virtual Reality Technologies, Partners, Hardware and Software Solutions
We here at 3D Photographers have extensive experience in creating Google Street View images, Panorama images, 3D Photography, 360° video and Virtual Reality Application development.
Below is some of the technologies that we use to create Virtual Reality solutions.