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Promoting VR Adoption Via Mobile App Development




Since inception, the internet community has been agog with excitement over every related achievement with virtual reality (VR). From Google I/O to Facebook’s F8, almost every major tech event is seeking to employ this new emerging technology as one of its main features. Today many top app development companies around the globe are getting busing developing VR-enabled apps for various industries beyond gaming. No doubt, it has risen to become a top-profile investment opportunity for startups, growing tech businesses, and top-ranking tech organizations.

One area in which VR has gained high popularity is in iPhone app development. This has led to the commercial adoption and mainstream application of virtual reality which before now has been hovering on the periphery of technology. Regardless of geographic, economic, or social disparities, VR is bringing people from around the world to engage and interact together in a virtually-enhanced environment. No wonder it is considered as a productive enhancement to human interaction.

Interestingly, app developers are employing VR to provide a huge amount of opportunities for users in the mobile world. These mobile app creators are integrating the technology into iPhone app development to not only promote entertainment – but also enhance effective communication, learning, and facilitate work. While some businesses have already started promoting and demonstrating their products to retail customers with VR, customers, on the other hand, are enjoying real insights and getting duly and better informed about the products or services they are purchasing.

How VR is impacting mobile app development

Ultimately, computer technology is employed to implement today’s virtual reality. This requires the use of a variety of systems including special gloves, omnidirectional treadmills, and headsets. With these, the human senses are stimulated to develop the illusion of reality. Taking the human physiology into consideration, many mobile developers are taking bold steps to take the innovation one step further by integrating iPhone app development to achieve a better sense of presence. Basically, this can be said to be a new means of introducing mobile users to a more personalized experience.

For the first time, objects can now have a sense of spatial presence in an interactive 3D world. Many successful iOS games and apps have proven the ubiquity of virtual reality once perceived as a gimmick. In today’s fast-changing world, developers are utilizing this technology to enable users to explore and interact with the environment to make new discoveries. These explorations are already being witnessed in several industries which include sports, arts, medicine, architecture, education, entertainment and so on.

Thanks to iPhone app development, mobile users are already using VR to see and interact with virtual life-sized three-dimensional images. Experiencing emulated, virtual world has completely shut out the reality. Now with HMDs (headsets) and special VR systems, mobile users can effectively perceive the technology right from their devices. Just so you know, the App Store is currently receiving an influx of VR games and apps that are making use of sound effects and audio through speakers or headphones with which spectators can achieve enhanced effects.

Now, a gamer can use special VR-enabled devices to become the game character itself. This is simply one obvious example of the use of this technology. Basically, developers have succeeded in integrating VR into iPhone app development to create mobile virtual gaming in which users can engage in gaming activities like walking and looking around as if it were real but simply performed in a virtual, simulated world.

One of the first industries to adopt this technology are the entertainment and advertising industries. With iPhone app development, developers have adopted the technology to help marketers and advertisers promote their products. Interestingly, there is no end as to how this is expanding with more and more businesses finding new ways of using it. A common case can be found in the tourism industry where users can engage in virtual tours with this technology. As a matter of fact, people can now have what seems to be a real experience of an activity like visiting the Louvre or hiking the Grand Canyon while being physically present at home.

How app developers are getting involved

While the VR industry can be said to be in its infancy stage, there are quite a lot of opportunities that can be achieved with this emerging technology. When it comes to developing VR-enabled apps for mobile devices, it is good to know that there are several ways by which developers can come out with engaging products. Basically, it’s all about ensuring full interaction. Rather than simply watching, users are allowed to interact with the virtual environment in which they find themselves. These developers try as much as possible to get viewers fully and actively involved in every step of the way. That’s basically what a virtual reality experience is all about.

Interestingly, there are no rules guiding the use and development of the technology thereby revealing more potential to explore. Simply put, there is a boundless space of possibilities with VR in iPhone app development. Developers are free to apply any rules of their choice since it is not limited by any principle. Users, on their own part, can enjoy a truly unique experience in different ways, as they are not restricted to a specific traditional perspective or method.

All developers need to do is to create an immersive experience for their users by utilizing a combination of audio effects, a 360-degree video, and 3D still images. Without the right mix of audio-visual features, iOS developers can rarely make their VR content look appealing and function effectively. Remember, this is one feature that requires proper interaction and adequate engagement between users and the visual environment in which they find themselves.


Many businesses are already seeing the potential of a virtual experience. While some have started taking the bull by the horn (i.e. implementing the technology), many others have already started work and are in the development phase. Obviously, it won’t be long before this technology takes over the whole business space. Never forget that VR is yet to reach its full potential while the trend is growing so powerfully.


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