When vTime first launched back in 2015 it was one of the earliest examples of virtual reality (VR) social networking for the public. Since then the company has expanded its reach, arriving on more and more platforms. Today vTime adds one more, and its a big one, support has now been added for iPhone users.Whether they have a head-mounted display (HMD) or not, iPhone users will be able to make use of vTimes immersive social features, such as meeting within their own 360-degree photos, chat, and sharing images in fully realised virtual environments. iPhone users will get to use vText – the apps own private messaging service – allowing users to stay in contact whether they’re online or offline.
“vTime has come to define virtual engagement for the huge amount of people who already communicate through our network every hour of every day, and all around the world,” said vTime managing director Clemens Wangerin. “We’re fiercely proud of the experience vTime delivers to out users and we’re thrilled to bring vTime to iPhone in time for the holidays. Google VR, formerly known as Cardboard, has been a great platform for us since we launched, and it’s a natural evolution to now bring vTime to the other 50% of the mobile ecosystem. Mobile offers the easiest and most accessible on ramp to virtual reality, and vTime is a true landmark of what mobile VR is capable of. With VR tipped as one of the top trends this Christmas, the impulse purchase price point of Google VR headsets will introduce anther big wave of people to social VR, and we’re proud to be the ones welcoming them on iPhone.”
This iPhone launch is just one part of two major updates coming this month from vTime. Alongside several seasonal surprises and events the company has another a new feature called vCast. This enables users to create, broadcast, record and publish their own content across the whole network. So they’ll be able to experience chat shows, podcasts, panels and more both live and on-demand. vCast is currently in early access accessible by all available platforms.
vTime currently supports Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOS and Android for Google Cardboard. Apps for both HTC Vive and Google Daydream are also planned. For any further info on vTime, keep reading VRFocus.