Shared Experience is an amazing feature that we developed as a part of theViewer which is one of our first steps in developing an advanced Design Review Platform in VR.
Shared experience allows you to start a VR session on one mobile device, for example, GearVR, and then simply join this session via other mobile devices to see exactly what the first user is seeing.
This is a perfect solution if you would like to see exactly what your client is looking at and guide them through your design.
Moreover, with this feature, you can use your device to give a guided tour to multiple clients at the same time.
This is only the first step ..... so stay tuned!
How does it work?
The easiest way to test shared experience is to login with the same account on two devices, for example, you log in with user1 on GearVR or Oculus GO and you also login with the same user on an iPad so the main viewer is in VR and the other user who should guide is using a tablet.
In order to start, first of all, make sure you have the latest version of our app!
Note that Shared Experience works only with tours that are "published"
When you "Publish" a tour, you are not actually making it public (sorry, we will change the name ), but you are actually freezing it! Before starting the shared experience we want to make sure that no changes are possible on the tour and that all users joining shared experience will see exactly the same content.
Now that is settled, so we are ready to go!
Step 1: Start the app in VR mode
After starting the app in VR on the Main Menu you will see a button under the label
As soon as the app will have the connection with the server the button will become activated and you will be able to tap Start
Now you can just explore your tours just like you would normally do.
Step 2: Take another device and log in with the same account in non-VR mode
As soon as the app will have a connection to the server the button Join will become active under "Shared Experience" and you will be able to press it.
As soon as you press Join you will be connected to the session created in the VR mode and see what the first user sees.
You can do this with other devices and have multiple people follow one Shared Experience.
That's it! As simple as that!
Try it out and please let us know what you think about it!
We are still adding things, so share your suggestions and help shape our final solution.