Google Makes It Easy to Embed VR into Apps and Sites
Google today announced VR view, a way for developers to add virtual reality content to mobile apps and web sites. Google believes VR images and video — accessed through Google's Cardboard viewer for phones — can be used to create interactive and enriching experiences within apps. Such content would be engaging for travel or real estate services, for example, allowing people to explore potential destinations or homes. The latest Cardboard SDK makes it possible to embed VR in Android and iOS apps with a few lines of code. Google updated the Cardboard SDK today with the tools needed for VR view, and made the Cardboard SDK available to Apple's iOS platform for the first time.
Target, Taco Bell Finally Accepting NFC Payments
Jan 22, 2019
Apple Pay and Google Pay are closer to being accepted everywhere, with the announcement that Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee and Speedway are now rolling out support for NFC payments. Target was one of the last big holdouts in supporting the technology, which lets you simply tap your NFC-equipped phone or smartwatch on the card terminal to pay.
Google Brings Web-based VR to Cardboard
Apr 12, 2017
Google today expanded the availability of web-based virtual reality content to Google Cardboard. Google first brought WebVR to Chrome for Daydream-compatible devices earlier this year.
Google Brings Cardboard Camera App to iOS, Enables Sharing
Sep 12, 2016
Google today made it easier for more people to take and share 360-degree photos. The company has made its Cardboard Camera application available to iOS devices, allowing iPhone owners to capture 360-degree shots and look at them via the Google Cardboard VR viewer.
Google's Cardboard-Based Expeditions Expand to All
Jun 27, 2016
Google today made its Expeditions virtual reality application available to all Android devices. Expeditions lets people setup and participate in virtual tours of popular tourist spots, locations, and landmarks.
Virtual Reality Comes to the Web Thanks to Chrome
Feb 9, 2017
Google today made it possible to view web-based virtual reality content through its Chrome browser. The latest version of Chrome for Android devices supports VR, and Google says a number of its partners have begun to add VR content to their web sites.