Wednesday , February 21 2018

Does checking out Real Estate in VR sound appealing? Now you can

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Daydream View has been on sale for all of 24 hours in Australia, and already it’s clear that a number of developers have been hard at work behind the scenes to get some beautiful Daydream-compatible apps and experiences ready to go. This one comes courtesy of realestate.com.au, and they’ve developed realestate VR, an app which allows users to:

“Take a walk through a handpicked selection of interesting homes and see property in a new perspective. The new realestate virtual reality app lets you move through some amazing spaces letting you see details like never before. Whether you are researching floorplans or collecting ideas, grab the headset and controller and be prepared to make yourself at home.”

Of course, to take advantage, you’ll need a Daydream View headset and a Pixel or Pixel XL, though you may be able to use an emulator to take a look if you don’t have all the required hardware just yet. realestate VR starts users off in a living room with a selection of categories and properties to search from.

Of course, not every property listed on realestate.com.au is available, just a select few, but this is more a proof of concept at this stage. Users can use the Daydream View controller to interact with the menus and to take a look at the various properties on offer.

This is a great little showcase of what Daydream VR can offer in terms of user experience. Check it out.

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Price: Free

 

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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2 Comments on "Does checking out Real Estate in VR sound appealing? Now you can"

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Nobody tell my wife, OK? Good.

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Just gives you a reason to buy a pixel xl and daydream viewer without feeling guilty.

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