IKEA Announces Virtual Reality App
IKEA is coming to VR, however it’s unfortunately deserting the Swedish meatballs in normal reality.
The cheapo furniture organization out of the blue reported at the beginning of today that they were launching a pilot experience for the HTC Vive on the SteamVR store.
Game play in the application is restricted to meandering a kitchen and changing the shade of the cupboards, so it’s not precisely noteworthy, but rather it’s extremely cool to see Ikea looking to get in on the ground floor of this innovation.
VR has gigantic ramifications for retail, particularly in getting organizations ready for the huge capability of expanded reality advancements, which will potentially change the space in a big way.
Jesper Brodin, the managing director at IKEA of Sweden, said, “Virtual reality is developing quickly and in five to ten years it will be an integrated part of people’s lives. We see that virtual reality will play a major role in the future of our customers. For instance, someday, it could be used to enable customers to try out a variety of home furnishing solutions before buying them.”
What’s cool about the potential for this application is that the Vive can hypothetically pretty effortlessly get used to the span of the room it’s tracking, so in the years or possibly even just months to come, this application could be an awesome approach to check whether things fit in your real room without you needing to use a measuring tape.
While we’re likely a good amount of time away from meandering the corridors of Ikea for quite a long time in VR, retail organizations are simply beginning as far as toying with what this new technology can convey to their industry and their clients.
Virtual reality is adding new ways for people to experience life as well as to experience the way that their lives could look. What this means is that people are able to model their lives in a whole new way and to know that they are able to experience everything about a virtual kitchen. It is a great experience for students and also one for would be buyers as they will be able to have access to the best possible options for what they like and what they want to see.