NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- YouVisit, a leading virtual reality technology provider, has just launched an app for Google's new, high quality, mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream. Creating and curating real-world interactive virtual reality experiences for over six years, YouVisit's new app will empower consumers to explore the undiscovered area between real-world 360 video and VR gaming on Daydream-ready devices.
At initial launch, YouVisit will offer 27 interactive VR experiences that contain a combined 84 pieces of additional embedded interactive content. Offerings will range from documentary-style experiences that highlight interesting stories in everyday life, to interactive travel content that lets the user lead the exploration, to all-access looks at events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia and the TomorrowWorld EDM Festival. YouVisit hopes to not only entertain consumers, but also allow them to leverage VR as a tool for relaxation, experiential learning and sharing their own perspective of the world.
"We have set out to create content that not only excites consumers, but enables them to experience, learn and understand more about the world around them," said Abi Mandelbaum, CEO of YouVisit. "As we continue to make more experiences available, we seek to offer more opportunities for people to come away with not only enjoyment, but also with a new perspective."
As part of the launch on Daydream, YouVisit's experiences will also feature a new interactive, spherical navigation system that adds a sense of scale and play, giving the viewer direct control over how they explore an experience using the Daydream controller. Viewers will identify these experiences as spherical "worlds" and be able to engage with each world for a preview of the content, without having to completely commit to stepping into it.
"We use a series of innovative technologies to make each VR experience a personally interactive path of choice for each user," said Mandelbaum. "We believe in giving viewers the power to go deeper into areas of the experience that they're most interested in, and we're excited to bring this standout content to Daydream."
A leading creator of cinematic experiences for a variety of industries, YouVisit has translated its expertise into consumer-focused storytelling that enables each Daydream user to discover something different from each encounter with VR. Additionally, YouVisit plans to make user-generated content from its Experience Builder platform available on Daydream, giving users the ability to share their own VR experiences.
"Our goal at YouVisit is to expand the way consumers think about virtual reality," said Mandelbaum. "By enabling viewers to choose how they interact with an experience and what they get out of it, we are moving past the idea of passive viewing and better engaging the true potential of this medium. This type of interaction is what will help consumers to not only feel more familiar with the technology, but more empowered to leverage it for their own daily needs."
YouVisit experiences are now available on Daydream and YouVisit's mobile app for iOS and Android. For more information, visit: www.youvisit.com
A lifetime is too short to explore and experience everything the world has to offer. Founded in 2010, YouVisit's mission is to use virtual reality to make those experiences accessible to as many people as possible, spark curiosity, inspire exploration, and create a sense of global citizenship. YouVisit has one of the world's largest collections of interactive virtual reality content. Individuals, institutions, and businesses can easily create, share, and enjoy virtual reality experiences on their VR headsets, mobile devices, and desktops. For more information, visit www.youvisit.com