The VR industry is really booming with the advent of VR headset like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR. But they all cost much and could make the dream of a common man to own one dashed. Meanwhile, Google cooked something and brought it to the table and there we have Cardboard, an inexpensive headset that everyone can afford. With just your smartphone and Cardboard, you can experience what the VR world feels like. We have curated 5 best apps to help you enjoy the world of Virtual Reality on Android.
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5 Top Google Cardboard Apps for Android
Titans of Space VR
Use the Google Cardboard on your Android phone to enjoy a virtual reality journey through the solar system. The app is a scaled down representation (1:1,000,000) of neighboring space, with 3D models, planets, and moons. The app is not only developed for Google Cardboard but others like VR devices, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR. The standard version of this app has been translated into 15 languages.
AAA VR Cinema
This app is purely a VR video player that lets you play contents that are locally saved on your device. It is easy to use. The video would be loaded on your device and played while wearing Google Cardboard. Featured on the app are 180-degree and 360-degree video support, head tracking, support for NAS, and also functionalities that help to remove drift issues that come with watching longer videos. It’s free to download and use and if you must have a VR app, you should try this.
The good thing about VR is that it brings about virtual spaces where you can have the feeling of things with your friends. It is this idea that CINEVR depends upon and place you in the middle of a movie theater. With up to four friends, you can all watch together videos in a giant virtual movie theater. It even has ambient lighting and spatial audio. Added to it is that you and your friends can chat and react when watching the movie.
The North Face Climb
Created by JauntVR, this app is aimed at users, who are lovers of adrenalin and really want to have a look at those locations all over the world with beautiful mountain views. With the app, you’ll be able to follow the north face climbers via a first-person view, in a way that you take on adventures. The app is compatible with Android and also iOS, GearVR and Steam OSs.
This is an app developed by Google. It allows you to take 360-degree pictures with your Android device. It is very easy to use and it is not compulsory for you to create a Google account before you use it. Simply download the app, install it and you can enjoy it. Although it may take you some time to take perfect photos, it is worth the effort for the experience afterward.