We are officially live in the App Store.
In honor of this momentous occasion, we’d like to celebrate by going over the trajectory of VR over the last few years:
When our founders, Roland Emmerich and Marco Weber, came up with the idea for this company, the world of VR and 360 video was a very different place. Industry leaders like Oculus saw long-form experiences (both gaming and film) as the future of VR. What Roland and Marco saw, above everything, was that Vresh needed to be Accessible and Affordable, that short-form social media posting would be more important than long-form VR experiences.
“360 for everyone” has been the guiding motto in the development of Vresh, from the app’s interface design to the inclusion of a live streaming feature that allows you to call and broadcast to your friends and experience the wonders of VR together. Simply put, we’re making VR cheap and easy. We want to provide a space to create and watch the kind of 360 content our users want, and for them to feel that they are a part of the 360 video revolution, instead of just being its spectator. (it’s happening, we’re not wishing)
Since our inception the surface of the VR world has changed drastically. Zuckerberg’s goal of bringing VR to a billion people has yet to pass the 1% mark. Just a few weeks ago the “Rift 2” was canceled to refocus efforts on the Oculus Go. As impressive as the Oculus Rift is, it’s price tag and niche appeal have limited its reach as a flagship for VR. Of the Oculus siblings the “Go”, with its cheaper price and mobility, sets Oculus in the right direction.
Steven Spielberg, whose recent Ready Player One deals heavily with VR, seems confident in his assertion that the futures of VR and Social Media are closely entwined. In an interview he expressed a belief that VR and 360 would eventually meet and combine:
“I can imagine in the relatively near future social media taking place in a three- dimensional cybervirtual space” – Steven Spielberg
Social media has always been about bringing people closer within a virtual space. 360-degree video is about as close as you can get in terms of replicating the experience of sitting in the room with someone, from miles away. VR gives us a way to enhance people’s connectedness and open new dimensions to socializing in cyberspace (literally and figuratively). While this may sound far off, Vresh allows you to discover this social media space today.
Download Vresh now and experience the future today. Available in the Apple Store now and coming soon to Android.
The Vresh Team