Browse Facebook Photos In Virtual Reality with Spaceout.VR & Vision.VR
We’ve just launched a brand new feature on the latest version of the Spaceout.VR app (which you can download for Android or iOS) This feature changes the way you can interact with your Facebook content in a virtual environment.
Now, you can browse your Facebook photos in instantly virtual reality. This product within the Spaceout.VR experience is what we call VISION.VR – the first virtual reality application that lets you browse your photos in a VR setting. Once in the demo version of VISION.VR, you need to put your phone in profile mode and click on the Facebook link to add your account.From there, the software automatically retrieves photos from their Facebook photo library. The app then displays those photos on billboards along a 360-degree view of a futuristic, virtual reality highway.
The app was developed using the Facebook Software Developer Kit and was submitted to, tested and approved by Facebook.
“Virtual reality has not yet found a way into people’s everyday lives because sharing personal media in VR has been very awkward,” said V. Owen Bush, CEO of SpaceoutVR, Inc. “We are creating tools to make this a personalized medium in a way that is seamless for users.”
“We are creating an entire world out of personal media,” said Dennis Adamo, SpaceoutVR, Inc. chief operating officer. “This is only a preview of what SpaceoutVR, Inc. has planned to make virtual reality a leading destination for viewing and experiencing personal media.”
“Virtual reality is not in the ‘wow’ phase any more. People expect to see VR applications that retain audiences on a daily and weekly basis,” said Bush. “When the web first came out, people didn’t spend much time there looking for content, because it was just like the yellow pages. Now everyone uses the web all day long because they have an emotional connection to their personal media there. Until SpaceoutVR, Inc., no one was providing this personalized,
PUBLIC DEBUT @ MICROSOFT, SEPT. 8
The VISION.VR feature made its public debut at Envision Entertainment, presented by the VR/AR Association and hosted at Microsoft Technology Centers in Times Square, New York City last Thursday, Sept. 8.
In addition to the Vision.VR preview, SpaceoutVR, Inc. rolled out five new completed features in its integrated VR content platform (link to full press release, posted on another new site) available as a free software package for the iPhone and Android.