The expert web developers of a proclaimed Web Design Delhi company ask its users, what do they imagine when they first hear the words Virtual Reality (VR)? We assume people thinking about someone wearing huge, clunky headsets attached to a computer with a thick, black cable. The technique of transporting someone to an entirely different world via computer technology has been gaining popularity with the launch of virtual reality headsets and apps.
When we focus on virtual reality, Google is that one firm which is earnestly working towards getting VR devices to people’s hand, the example of one such device is Google Cardboard. Google is also offering a plethora of VR content to users to view via YouTube.
Before we get down straight to the list of virtual reality platforms devised by Google, let’s understand virtual reality real quick.
Virtual reality is a technique of using computer technology to stimulate, invigorate and create a three-dimensional world that a user can mold as per its liking and explore all the while feeling that he is in another world completely. Google has engineered several devices and headsets so that people can experience VR. Let’s see all the devices Google have designed till now.
List of Virtual Reality Platforms by Google
Google Daydream: In 2017, Google decided to further explore the world of VR by launching Daydream for mobile devices that Google build right into Android Nougat and supported by Google’s own viewer hardware, the Daydream View. Clever Move! Daydream is a virtual reality device through which people can gain instant access to VR content on a mobile device.
- For a smartphone to be VR ready, the manufacturers need to accomplish an optimal specification list.
- Google had also launched its own Google Daydream VR headset for people to experience VR through mobile devices, as long as these devices are fulfilling Google standards.
- Daydream home is a galaxy of VR standalone devices by Google, where you can get all VR apps or view a video with the headset on.
Google Tilt Brush: Magnificent tool by Google for the people who carry a love for painting and designing. Google Tilt brush allows users to paint in the three-dimensional format in the virtual reality arena.
- Tilt brush comes with a range of “Dynamic Brushes” with which you can paint anything from snow to stars in a virtual 3D space.
- Google’s Tilt Brush comes with a very intuitive and simple user interface.
- The feature also lets users immerse in their paintings, meaning you can “Walk” through your creations in a virtual 3D space.
- Not only this, you can aslo share your creation in a virtual 3D space with others both as full-room-sized VR ready creations and small animated GIFs.
Google Earth VR: Want to explore the nooks and crannies of big cities and countries with virtual reality. Well, guess what? Google has made this possibility a reality with its Earth VR tool. Earth VR is an exceptional virtual reality experience that lets you explore the planet earth from a different perspective.
Google Earth VR gives you the illusion that you are flying form an overview of the entire Earth, stretching from block-scale view, where you can make out the geometry and lines of building, Street-view scale, where you can watch genuine street-level photos captured by Google’s fleet of Street View cameras in 85 countries to human-scale level where geometry isn’t particularly accurate as expected, but there nonetheless.
Google Earth VR is absolutely free for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift or you can experience street view imagery through the Street View app on Daydream (Android) or Cardboard (Android & iPhone).
Google Cardboard: Google Cardboard was the first VR device where Google has marked the beginning of its virtual reality expedition. It is a simple cardboard cutout and a pair of 40mm focal distance lenses that can transform your Android mobile device into a neat virtual reality headset. Just put your mobile phone which is VR ready as per Google standards at the optimal distance away from the lenses to create a virtual 3D space.
Google Expeditions: Google’s way of bringing virtual reality to classrooms. Google Expeditions allows teachers and professors to take their classrooms to virtual reality induced field trips to Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal, or Statue of Liberty. Google is now launching a solo mode version of Google Expeditions, where people can go on virtual reality tours to more than 600 places on their own.
You just have to download the Google Expeditions App, place your phone in front of it and let the magic unfold. It’s a very easy-to-use app. You just need your Mobile phone, Google Expeditions App, and Google Cardboard.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and how Google is opening the world of Virtual Reality for everyone.