Mobile figures to be a big part of virtual reality. Even Oculus, who is making a VR set not designed to work with mobile at the moment, thinks so. But can a cellphone screen split in two and then beamed directly into your eyes really be immersive?
Reports from people that have tried the vrAse and Durovis Dive say so. While neither device has managed to break through like Oculus seems poised to, they are about to get a lot more immersive be for a lot more than just games thanks to Finnish developer FINWE.
FINWE already makes a 360 video app for Android and iOS. They say it is the world’s fastest and it is hard to see how it could be much faster. You can try it out here. Honestly, it is one of the most interesting and immersive things I have ever seen on my tablet, it made me want to go buy a 3D camera until I realized I don’t have a few extra hundred bucks laying around.
Now that technology is coming to virtual reality systems. and it isn’t hard to see how it could be a great help. FINWE claims that its app has support for up to 8K video, although there aren’t any phones that have 8k displays (and won’t be for a while, if ever) this allows for zooming without losing quality.
After watching the videos, a number of applications come to mind. Videos go from simple windows to immersive experiences that seem to transport you through time and space. The shopping and social possibilities are also very significant. Videographers can tag images in the video, imagine sharing a 360 video while adding little notes and anecdotes for your friends to find.
Check them out below, and welcome to the future.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozsqkFt_dnM?rel=0]