Selection: Google Play kills VR apps with 'cardboard' of their names
Google Play has jettisoned a handful of VR apps that use the phrase “cardboard” of their names, based on Selection. A few of the affected purposes are Cardboard VNC, Cardboard Catapult and Cardboard Theater. VNC’s developer plans to rename it to “VNC Shopper for Cardboard,” whereas Theater’s maker has already modified his to “VR Theater for Cardboard.” Whereas they nonetheless include the phrase, the brand new names make it clearer that they are apps meant to be used with Mountain View’s cheap VR viewer.
The unique Google Cardboard was launched in the course of the firm’s I/O occasion in 2014. It is open supply and anyone could make their very own model, which is why Mountain View began the “Works with Cardboard” program earlier this yr. The challenge ensures VR apps are optimized for every particular viewer. Google launched a bigger model again in Might, and the DIY headset now additionally works with Road View. We reached out to Google to make clear why these apps have been faraway from the Play Retailer, and we’ll replace you as soon as we hear again.