Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest technologies in the mobile app development world thanks to its ability to deliver content in an immersive and interactive manner. The virtual reality and augmented reality (AR) industries have been growing at a furious rate, amassing a net worth of $27 billion by 2018. This figure is expected to grow to $192.7 billion by 2022, per Statista. Clearly, businesses are realizing the value of having virtual reality in their fold.
Virtual reality (VR) mobile apps are rapidly gaining popularity. But it’s not just game-makers who can stand to benefit from advances in VR. Now, developers are using this engaging technology for a range of other applications. So, what qualities make for the best virtual reality mobile apps? And how can you ensure that you craft your application in a way that maximizes your chances of finding success, whether it’s an internal enterprise app or a consumer-facing one?
Developing a virtual reality (VR) app can prove to be a complex and time-consuming project, especially as you broach the task of hardware integration. In fact, you can now choose from a wide array of hardware for virtual reality and it spans far beyond VR goggles and headsets. But if your users are going to be able to leverage these new VR gadgets and equipment, you’ll need to ensure your app is fully compatible. So let’s take a look at some of the coolest new virtual reality equipment on the market. Notably, many of these technologies can also be used to enjoy augmented reality apps.
Of the App Store’s 2.2 million mobile apps, 20% are relatively new, released within the past year. Some have predicted that the App Store’s selection will top 5 million by the time 2020 arrives. And that’s just the iOS-compatible apps; there are also hundreds of thousands of Android apps that will soon be in development. A large portion of these apps will include some highly sophisticated technology, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).