At Äventyret, we’ve been playing with virtual reality since the first Oculus Rift prototype became available back in 2013. We recently had a chance to build an immersive panorama viewer for Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Samsung Gear VR, which incorporates the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to run Android apps built with Oculus’s software development kit.
Our client: 360Cities, the world’s largest repository of 360-degree panoramic images. Äventyret developed the concept, while our dev partner Prototyp wrote the code. The result was 360Stories, an app that lets photographers add voice-over narration to their immersive panoramas. We learned a lot from the process; read on for some of our take-aways.