Sometimes I feel sorry for iOS users. (Okay, not really, but it’s a good way to intro a blog post.) And after reading this post from iPhone J.D., I was slightly saddened that Jeff’s only just now beginning to experience Google Cardboard.
Jeff’s experience was no different than anything experienced by those who’ve tried Cardboard. Recently, we had a family gathering that brought relatives from both sides of the aisle to our home. My father, father-in-law, and others gleefully played Cardboard games and videos, including VR Roller Coaster and Battle 360 VR (be careful, you will get dizzy).
Sadly, I see that Jeff’s only looking forward to content through The New York Times app. But there is plenty of non-NYT content from Google’s own Cardboard app for iOS, and the same virtual reality roller coaster app — get a swivel chair for an even more fantastic experience.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite Google Cardboard apps (in no particular order):
- VR Roller Coaster
- Battle 360 VR
- Stereogram for Cardboard
- VR Cinema Pro for Cardboard
- VR Hunting for Cardboard (requires fast processing for a smooth experience)
- Discovery VR
I also see the Cedar Point has a VR app for promoting its Valravn ride I have to try out.
So iPhone users, welcome to the VR fan club. And since Cardboard’s on iOS, perhaps we’ll see even more of a revolution in virtual reality technology.
If you’ve tried Cardboard, and you have a favorite app, I’d like to know about it. Leave a comment below.
I just discovered this Kickstarter campaign to launch an in-the-pocket Cardboard viewer.
The project is called “Figment,” and as you see, it’s a phone case/fold out Cardboard viewer for iPhone 6.
We’ll still have to see whether the project gets full backing, but I think it’s a pretty cool concept.