Flickr has today launched a new virtual reality application for the new Samsung Gear VR handset in the form of the Flickr VR Gear VR app which allows users to view a selection of panoramic photos from the Flickr website.
The Flickr VR app sources the images directly from the user database although how the company will be moving forward and expanding its 360 photo sharing viewing service is a little unclear at the moment.
Flickr explains more :
People who try Samsung Gear VR with Flickr feel like they’ve been transported to another place, and some don’t want to take it off!2 Just snap your compatible Galaxy smartphone into the Samsung Gear VR, download the Flickr VR App, and tap the Flickr logo to energize. Explore photos on Flickr in 360° with the Flickr VR app and Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus.
Experience VR photos without any equipment by clicking and dragging around a 360° photo with your mouse on the photo page. Supported equirectangular photos will start rotating when you visit them.
For more information on the new Flickr VR app jump over to the official Flickr VR website via the below.