My friend Damia recently went on a trip around the world. She started in Australia and went around China, Nepal, India, South Korea, Indonesia and few other countries.
She learned about people's struggles, experienced life with the locals and learned about their culture. Seeing her Facebook posts inspired me. I was pumped to do the same!
The only problem was that all I had was 100 bucks in my bank account and an Oculus Rift. That’s why I decided to build an app which would let me travel in VR. Presenting Travel VR, the best way to travel.
What it does
When you start out, you see the world in front of you. You are like an astronaut flying in space. You can fly around the world and pick any country or a city. When you select it, you are taken there. We have 360 videos for almost all the countries in the world.
How I built it
The app is built using Unity.
Challenges I ran into
Making it easy and intuitive for new users to use the app.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Some people end up spending over 2 hours at a time in the app.
What I learned
Unity, VR, 360 video, UX
What's next for Travel VR
The app for the most part is done. Over 35,000 people have downloaded the app.