At the VRLA conference this week HTC has unveiled a new Virtual reality App Store they have created called Viveport. Built to offer VR users a place where they can discover the latest and greatest in VR content and experiences, says HTC.
The new HTC Viveport app store will be made available to developers in a few weeks time as a beta version and will feature VR experiences across categories such as : edutainment, social media, 360 degree video, news, sports, health, travel and shopping.
Once the new HTC Viveport app store goes live it will be available in 30 countries around the world and is expected to be open to the public during the fall of 2016. HTC explains little more about their new virtual reality App Store.
We will be inviting both the creator community and Vive users to Viveport as the destination to discover, create, connect, watch and shop for the things they love and need in life. With Viveport, we hope to further our missions of unleashing the human imagination from the limitations of reality by offering the most immersive and diverse selection of VR experiences available. Built with a focus on the global community of developers, its success will be deeply tied to the success of developers listing content on the platform. Through this intimate relationship, we will empower developers to drive long-term engagement with customers.
Rikard Steiber, Senior Vice President of Viveport at HTC added :
We believe equal access to virtual reality experiences will make the world a better place for people and enterprises alike. Viveport will play an important role in giving access to virtual reality experiences that will enhance our daily lives and the way we connect with friends and family. The Vive team and our customers cannot wait to see what new experiences will be shared by our partners in the developer community