Google Cardboard API and VR Viewer December 26 2014, 2 Comments

Google recently released a Cardboard API for Android VR apps. Included is a great new capability to configure Cardboard app rendering for different viewer screen and lens sizes . The configuration is changed via a QR code that manufacturers provide with their product. By default, Cardboard apps are configured for a 5in smartphone with 25mm lenses.

At the present time, however, Google has not yet released the tools which would allow for non-default Cardboard configurations. Until this happens, Cardboard API-based apps will not properly fill your Nexus 7 screen. Note that this affects only a small number of apps. Most VR apps and content will display perfectly.

• If you’re creating a viewer with unique optical and input parameters:
- (Coming Soon) We’ll be releasing a custom QR & NFC encoding
method for manufacturers to embed the parameters of the viewer
directly into a QR code or NFC tag.

Please visit soon when we will providing a QR code for your VR Viewer once Google releases its tools, which should ultimately result in much better rendering for this device.