Google has stopped developing the Google VR SDK but it's not the end for the program yet.
"An open resource design will allow the community to continue on to make improvements to Cardboard help and grow its capabilities, for instance incorporating guidance for new smartphone display screen configurations and Cardboard viewers as they become accessible", Google AR and VR merchandise supervisor Jeffrey Chen wrote in the web site.More news: Jordan: Republicans Will Subpoena Whistleblower for Public Hearing
We reported earlier that Google had ceased the production and sale of Daydream View headsets, after noting a general decline in its usage.More news: India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship
The Cardboard headset was an economical way for everyone to practical experience the VR environment.
Google had however been promoting the use of the devices in a number of educational settings, and the cheap headsets have been widely distributed by some media companies such as the New York Times, leaving those users potentially stranded. Google also provided a software development kit for developers to help them create Cardboard-compatible experiences for iOS and Android. Google is now open-sourcing Cardboard. Perhaps realising that it's no longer the best evangelist for a format it's quietly abandoned, the company has made a decision to open source everything Cardboard related, letting others pick up the pieces instead. Cardboard is widely considered one of the most affordable ways to experiment with VR, and Google said it still has "consistent" uses in entertainment and schools. The libraries guidance virtual truth (VR) features these types of as motion monitoring, lens distortion rendering, and consumer conversation by means of the viewer button. The search giant said it will continue to contribute to the project by releasing new features, like an SDK package for Unity.More news: 10 given insulin instead of flu shots hospitalized