Google announces the “Works with Google Cardboard” project in an attempt to breath some life into their VR product and app.
If you are unfamiliar with this cheap virtual reality option, you can read our review over here. You can build your own Cardboard viewer with just a few parts, and Google is kind enough to supply instructions for you!
With this Works with Google Cardboard project, Google plans on making the Cardboard experience better for all parties involved. What is going to happen is that companies that develop VR headsets can apply for a certification badge that will let users know that Cardboard apps and games will work perfectly with their product.
[blockquote author=”Andrew Nartker, Product Manager, Google Cardboard”]Starting today, manufacturers can also apply for a program certification badge. This way potential users will know, at a glance, that a VR viewer works great with Cardboard apps and games.[/blockquote]
Along with this, there will be a QR code that manufacturers can create containing specs of the VR viewer like focal length, input type and inter-lens distance. This is all in an effort to make Google Cardboard apps work better with all viewers available on the market.
This isn’t all that Google has done to make Google Cardboard grow. They also updated the Cardboard SDKs in order to add improved head tracking and drift correction among other things.