IS THIS THE FUTURE OF ONLINE SHOPPING? A FIRST THROUGH GOOGLE CARDBOARD

An app for Google Cardboard, is providing a VR tour of a physical Google shop launching at Currys in London.  A first store of it's kind.

Available from the Google Play Store, the 'Point and go' VR tour allows the user to explore the various sections of the store at will.  Throughout the experience, a guide provides an insight in to why certain aspects of the store, feature what they do.

Google wanted to create a new retail space, "To show people what we do, and what we are about.  A new place for exploring, playing, learning and if you are so inclined, shopping.", states Lockie Mcgrath, Head of Retail & Design at Google.  

As well as fun activities for all ages, including a large Google Doodle board, the shop also has Google products to buy such as Chromecast, and Chromebook.  Check out the video below to see the app in action.

Could this be an insight to the future of online shopping, using virtual reality?.  Let us know what you think at our social media pages, links below!.


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'WORKS WITH CARDBOARD' PROGRAMME NOW LAUNCHED

Google Cardboard being open sourced, can lead to many variations of the original product as seen above.  This is great as it encourages creativity, and opens up doors of new enhancements or improvements.  But so many variations out there, can also come at a price.

To help streamline things, Mountain View has launched 'Works with Cardboard' Project.  This ensures the headset designers that apps made for Cardboard, will work with apps made for the device. It won't matter how much their design, differentiates from the original product.   In order to ensure this, they must input all details of their headset design, into the Cardboard website.  Afterwards, they will receive a QR code to attach to their design.  

Once a user scans the relevant QR Code, all apps used will be optimized for that specific headset design.  A shop has also been launched that carries various Cardboard designs, that come with their 'Works with Cardboard' badge.  In addition a QR code is also included to allow you to enjoy your immerse experience, as it was intended.

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SURPRISE MARRIAGE VR PROPOSAL [VIDEO]

Now we can all bet, this has to be the first ever proposal using VR.

The video above, shows Mike using Google Cardboard in a very creative way to aid his marriage proposal.  When you combine a flash mob, Mexican band and brand new technology, it was always going to be a hit video.

Did she say yes?, you'll just have to watch to see for yourself.