Immersive media company Matterport specialises in digitizing real world spaces, with its technology being used by estate agents, realtors and construction companies to showcase homes and other buildings. Last year the company launched Matterport VR, an app that allows user to visit travel destinations or historical landmarks, for Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard on Android. Today the company has expanded support to iOS on iPhone as well.
The Matterport VR app offers a collection of over 300,000 spaces with more than 25,000 new VR spaces added each month the company states. Possibly the largest library of 3D Spaces publicly available, the app is available for iPhone’s with a minimum spec of iOS 9.1 and iPhone 5S. The app also has one click access to more than 150 premium VR experiences,with users able to explore all the public Matterport Spaces in VR.
“Matterport is the fastest way for any company to quickly implement a virtual reality strategy,” said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. “While some companies are trying to figure out how to capitalize on VR, our partners have already integrated it into their offerings seamlessly and have been delivering at scale from day one. Companies that move quickly to integrate immersive media are going to deliver a better consumer experience and position themselves for long-term success.”
Today’s announcement follows on the heels of Matterport’s October launch of CoreVR, enabling anyone using Matterport Pro 3D Camera to become a VR content creator.
“We were an early adopter,” said Ross Palazzesi, Managing Director Metricon Homes. “With over 150 display homes around the country, and hundreds of home designs and floorplans, we needed an innovative way for potential customers to explore our broad range of options efficiently. We have more than 90 homes accessible via Matterport CoreVR which allows us to open up our homes to an even broader audience. Buying a home is a big financial and emotional decision, and the Matterport VR app aids in making it a bit easier.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Matterport, reporting back with any further updates.