Starting today, manufacturers and designers that are creating Google Cardboard devices and app can now apply for a program Google Cardboard VR certification badge, enabling potential users to know, at a glance, that a VR viewer works great with Cardboard apps and games.
Since its launch 100’s of Google Cardboard applications have been created and are now available to download via the Google Play store, as well as a variety of different Google Cardboard visors that have been created in a wide variety of different materials and can even be 3D printing at home.
Google explains a little more :
“These days you can find Cardboard viewers made from all sorts of materials—plastic, wood, metal, even pizza boxes. The challenge is that each viewer may have slightly different optics and dimensions, and apps actually need this info to deliver a great experience. That’s why, as part of today’s program, we’re releasing a new tool that configures any viewer for every Cardboard app, automatically.
As a manufacturer, all you need to do is define your viewer’s key parameters (like focal length, input type, and inter-lens distance), and you’ll get a QR code to place on your device. Once a user scans this code using the Google Cardboard app, all their other Cardboard VR experiences will be optimized for your viewer.”
For more information on the new Google Cardboard VR certification badge jump over to the Googel Developer blog website for details and the ability to sign-up.
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