GOOGLE CARDBOARD - Enter into the NEW WORLD OF VIRTUAL REALITY
Hi guys!!! GOOGLE has made a virtual reality cardboard which can make you to enter the new world of virtual reality.
Google Cardboard is a VIRTUAL REALITY platform developed by googlefor use with a fold-out cardboard mount for a moble phone. It is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and VR applications. It was created by David Coz and Damien Henry, Google engineers at the GCI in Paris, in their 20% "innovation time off",and was introduced at the google i/o 2014 developers conference for antroid devices.
Google Cardboard headsets are built out of simple, low-cost components. The headset specifications were designed by Google, but there is no official manufacturer or vendor for the device. Instead, Google made the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions freely available on their website, allowing people to assemble Cardboard themselves from readily available parts. These parts are a piece of cardboard cut into a precise shape, 45 mm focal length lenses, magnets or capacitive tape, a hook and loop fastener (such as velcro), a rubber band, and an optional NFC tag. Google provides extra recommendations for large scale manufacturing, and pre-assembled kits based on these plans are available for less than $5 from multiple vendors, who have also created a number of Cardboard variations.
Google provides two SDK's for developing Cardboard applications, both using OpenGL: one for Android using Java, and one for the game engine Unity using C# After initially only supporting 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