According to Oculus, it is a virtual reality head-mounted display developed by Oculus VR. It was initially proposed in a Kickstarter campaign, during which Oculus VR (at the time an independent company) raised US$2.4 million to develop the product.
The social tech giant Facebook will add 360-degree photos, also known as Facebook 360, to a News Feed near you.
Facebook Introduced 360-Degree Photos For The News Feed
The new 360-degree photos will function much like Facebook’s 360-degree videos. Hence, you’ll be able to click and drag to explore an environment on the desktop or move your smartphone around as if its screen were a viewfinder.
Since September of last year, 360-degree videos have been available on Facebook, and now the social tech giant Facebook is making its platform more user-friendly for photos.
The social tech giant Facebook also stated that users could shoot photos with smartphones instead of expensive video gear.
Moreover, users need an iPhone running iOS 6 or later, an Android running v4.2 or later, or one of many 360 photo apps available for download. Many people will have already created this content, which was tough to view before. According to the reports, “Facebook wants to urge people to produce as many photos and videos as possible” so, that the social tech giant Facebook could make its camera.
For example, the tech giant Google built its Photo Sphere system into Android, allowing users to capture 360 panoramas and watch them on VR headsets like Google’s Cardboard.
We all know that good 360 videos are quite tough to shoot and usually require a high-end camera. But, now, a large division of smartphones can shoot for VR, thanks to our new high-tech technology, which makes it possible to shoot good 360 videos.