It looks like Google’s Cardboard app has expanded its wings, where it is now available in 39 languages as well as over 100 countries on both the iOS and Android platforms. Those who are interested to know more will be able to peruse through the Cardboard developer documents which happen to be available in 10 languages so that even more developers worldwide will be able to do their bit to construct a world for virtual reality (VR) purposes.
Google Software Engineer Brandon Wuest shared, “With more than 15 million installs of Cardboard apps from Google Play, we’re excited to bring VR to even more people around the world.”
Not only that, Google has also updated its Cardboard software development kits for Android and Unity, by throwing into the mix a pair of highly requested changes, namely drift correction and Unity performance. This particular update will see a major overhaul of the sensor fusion algorithms that integrate the signals from the gyroscope and accelerometer, and as these improvements will substantially decrease drift, especially on phones with lower-quality sensors. Sounds like there is much progress made on this front, and we are more than excited to see what developers are able to cobble up with the new software development kit.