Last month iStaging Corp. unveiled VR Maker, an spatial capture solution enabling smartphone users to create immersive virtual tours quickly and easily. With Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in full swing in Barcelona, Spain, iStaging has announced a new collaboration with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, integrating VR Maker with Alibaba’s Tmall platform.
In an effort to bridge the virtual and physical worlds, Tmall sellers can use iStaging’s VR Maker to digitize their physical stores in virtual reality (VR). Tmall sellers can then upload their VR content on Tmall and sync VR content on Tmall with search results based on the location and distance of their physical shops.
Being the platform giant that it is, Alibaba is looking to roll out this new idea to tens of thousands of stores, eventually turning them all towards VR. With easier access to this range of interactive content, the collaboration will help fuel the ever growing pace of VR growth in China, especially as Chinese consumers a more mobile focused.
During the MWC, iStaging will be demoing VR Maker and showcasing how it has been used by the retail and e-commerce industries. What makes iStaging’s offering unique is the seamless integration of its VR Maker with Alibaba’s services, providing users with a complete VR capturing solution.
iStaging isn’t just into VR, offering augmented reality (AR) solutions to support e-commerce and retail industries, enabling them to digitise real objects using AR or home users to design their own interiors by previewing furniture in their own homes in real time and at actual size.
As iStaging continues its VR and AR development, VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest announcements.