Facebook confirms development of virtual reality apps

Facebook logoFacebook is working on apps that will work with virtual reality devices, the social network has confirmed. Capitalizing on its $2 billion acquisition on virtual reality headset producer Oculus VR, the company is apparently producing apps, not just for the consumption of VR content, but also allowing people to easily make and share content for VR systems.

Speaking at the Code/Media conference, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox admitted to the VR development program. Citing existing demonstrations involving video, Cox suggests "You realize, when you're in it, that you're looking at the future, and it's going to be awesome." While using Facebook now involves sending "bits of an experience," including photos, videos, and status updates, Cox hypothesizes that, by using VR, you could be "sending a fuller picture.

Facebook confirms development of virtual reality apps

When questioned about the creation of VR content by Facebook users, Cox advised "Totally. You'll do it, Beyonce will do it." Despite the apparent simplicity suggested by the comment, the product chief did not suggest how this will be accomplished by end users.

As for when Facebook anticipates virtual reality will be headed to users, Cox suggests it won't be for "a while," admitting "We're probably a long way from everyone having these headsets."

In November, Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe suggested that the consumer edition of the VR headset is "close," and that the current Crescent Bay developer headset is a "largely finalized" unit close to being a consumer product. "We're getting very close. It's months, not years away, but many months," advised the CEO.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Facebook, social networks

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)