Google's Cardboard Virtual Reality for Android
by Diane Lindquist on 07/14/2014 | 6 Minute Read
Presented at Google's I/0 2014 Keynote, Google's Cardboard transforms your smart phone into a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This technology allows everyday developers and users to create their own immersive digital experience through Google's Cardboard VR Headset. You can build your own headset - new or reusable cardboard is up to you – by easily downloading here.
"Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past several years. However, developing for VR still requires expensive, specialized hardware. Thinking about how to make VR accessible to more people, a group of VR enthusiasts at Google experimented with using a smartphone to drive VR experiences.
The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app.
By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, we hope to encourage developers to build the next generation of immersive digital experiences and make them available to everyone."