Google Cardboard : Some Awesome apps to use with it

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Our last post about Google Cardboard turned out quiet interesting, so we decided to make another one!

Here we are going to see some interesting Apps for Google Cardboard! Which will make your experience even better!


 

Google Cardboard :  Some Awesome apps to use with it!

List of Apps


Cardboard Camera

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The Cardboard Camera allows you to take VR photos—moments in time you can relive in virtual reality. Hear the sounds as they happened, and look around to see the scene in every direction. VR photos are 3D, so near things look near and far things look far. Whether its a vacation getaway or a family get-together, VR photos bring you back to that moment.

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Features:

  • Take beautiful panoramic photos with depth and sound you can see and hear in VR.
  • Download and start capturing immediately. No sign-up or account required.
  • View photos in virtual reality using Google Cardboard.

 

To experience your photos in VR, pop your phone into a Google Cardboard viewer!


Cardboard Design Lab

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Enjoy an educational and immersive journey through principles for developing virtual reality experiences. Designing great user experiences in virtual reality is considerably different than designing for traditional 2D form factors. Virtual reality introduces a new set of physiological and ergonomic considerations to inform your design work.

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VR Design Principles Covered

1. Using a Reticle
2. UI Depth & Eye Strain
3. Using Constant Velocity
4. Keeping the User Grounded
5. Maintaining Head Tracking
6. Guiding with Light
7. Leveraging Scale
8. Spatial Audio
9. Gaze Cues
10. Make it Beautiful


VR Cinema for Cardboard

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Google Cardboard / OpenDive owners rejoice! Now you can watch movies on your VR display.
The VR Cinema app renders any MP4 video in a split-screen view suitable playback on virutal reality head mounted displays such has Google Cardboard, OpenDive,Homido (homido.com) etc.

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The app also has a VR Camera function that uses front camera. Its really cool! But don’t drive your car wearing your headset. Possible idea for augmented reality (AR) apps.

This app lets you watch any movie or any photo that you have, in a 3D effect, through your VR Headset such as Google Cardboard!


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