Google Releases Cardboard VR Viewer Open Source Project

Google is open-sourcing Cardboard VR

At least it can be recycled

We reported earlier that Google had ceased the production and sale of Daydream View headsets, after noting a general decline in its usage. The VR platform was not mentioned on the Pixel 4's specification sheet and Google later confirmed the absence.

As such, Google is releasing the Cardboard open source project so the developer community can still build Cardboard experiences and add support to their apps.

Like a lot of tech companies, Google was once bullish on the budding potential of VR. According to Google People did not want to leave their mobile phones while using the headset. Google will continue adding new features like adding an SDK package for Unity but aside from that, we don't know anything much about what other features we can expect to see in the future. Google launched the Cardboard headsets 5 years ago with some giveaways.

If you're interested in developing Cardboard apps, your first port of call should be the developer documentation, which you can find here.

Now, however, comes the news that Google is making the Cardboard VR project open source. The libraries guidance virtual truth (VR) features these types of as motion monitoring, lens distortion rendering, and consumer conversation by means of the viewer button.

Google has released libraries for developers that will let them build their own Cardboard apps for both Android and iOS. That's where Google's VR Software Development Kit or SDK came in, tying the hardware together.

Google had taken up the project of Google Cardboard five years back with the aim of building a VR SDK (named Daydream) that can fit nearly every size.

This neglect is acknowledged by Chan in the blog post, but the company wants to keep it alive as a low-priced VR solution for those who can't go dropping £400 on an Oculus Quest at the drop of a hat. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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