I wanted to post on a more in-depth topic, today, but I’ve been heads-down working on our project from the recent VR Hackathon, getting ready to push it live. We’ve made really good progress over the last few days, especially considering it’s only a part-time project for Lars, Oleg and myself. We’ve implemented per-session support and a number of other important features (Lars has also spent some serious time re-factoring the code – it’s certainly more elegant than what I’d usually crank out ;-). The code is all here, in case.
Here’s a quick audio-less demo, to give you a sense for how it works. Imagine the two pages on the right are on someone’s (or two people’s) phone(s), and you’ll get the idea: people in the VR space can move the view by rotating their heads, but there’s someone curating the experience for them.
Very interestingly, Google announced their Expeditions project at last week’s Google I/O, which in many ways is a similar concept (although intended for the classroom, where teachers will use VR to take their students on virtual field trips). Every great idea has its time, I suppose! :-)
More on this after weekend… hopefully we’ll be ready to launch sometime next week.