It’s time for Adi’s Pick of The Week. For those of you who are new to my site, this is a long-running feature of my site where I try and cover a site, app, or something that I think you should check out.
This week, my pick is from a reader called Jonathan, so a big shout-out goes out to him for sending this into me.
He told me to check out an app called Vrse. The idea of this app is that it’s a virtual reality(VR) story telling experience that leverages the recently launched Google Cardboard technology. If you’re not familiar with it then check out my in-depth look at Google Cardboard.
You have different types of story to choose from. Once you’ve downloaded a story to your phone, go ahead and pop your phone into your Google Cardboard headset. The story that I took a look at is a story about how a charity gives out shoes to people in developing countries. I am not going to spoil that story goes, instead I am going to leave it for you to have a look at for yourself.
This is an example of VR storytelling done well. You actually feel like you are there in the story looking through a town or actually on stage. I think that this has proved that story tellers can use VR as a tool to really engage with their audience. You can of course plug in your headphones to add that further bit of immersion into the stories. The only thing that I should warn you about is that these stories will take a bit of time to download. This is because they are shot with special 360-degree cameras that shoot in all directions. With that being said I would definitely recommend getting a Google Cardboard headset and checking out Vrse.
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