A unique iOS and Android compatible controller that allows immersive VR experiences across both platforms
Rome, Italy – Press Release from Remoria VR
Remoria VR, a start-up company based in Rome, is pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign that will provide the public with Lignum: a new immersive controller for mobile VR compatible with both iOS and Android.
The campaign is planned to be launched on 10th November with the campaign goal of €20,000. Achieving this goal will help the company build a community of developers around the controller and consequently encourage them to build immersive and interactive mobile Virtual Reality content.
As for the controller, Lignum is a wireless Bluetooth 4.1 device specifically designed for mobile Virtual Reality with an array of sensors that allow motion and orientation tracking at very low latency ( ~10 ms) which is a critical part of any Virtual Reality system.
The biggest strength of the Lignum controller lies in its flexibility across many different platforms. It is compatible with both iOS and Android, which is something completely new for the mobile Virtual Reality industry. Additionally, the versatility of the Lignum SDK (which spans from Samsung Gear VR through Windows to Mac and Linux ) enables the developers to create VR experiences beyond the traditional platforms.
Remoria VR launches Kickstarter Campaign for Lignum
“The mobile Virtual Reality industry is dominated by Android and we were looking for an innovative controller that would be compatible with iOS and other platforms as well. However, we did not manage to find any product that would satisfy our need. That’s why we decided to create Lignum” says Marco de Falco, CEO of Remoria VR. “It can be asked how Lignum differs from the other controllers that are currently available on the market. As everybody knows, Google has recently launched its VR platform, Daydream. Daydream is built directly into Android 7.0 Nougat, which means that it will support only the high performance devices. Nevertheless, there are just a few Daydream-ready smartphones. This fact creates a huge obstacle for the developers who would like to build their own VR experiences but do not own the necessary devices certified by Google. So what about them? Lignum is the answer!” he says.
The Lignum controller is not only for use with the high performance devices. The compatibility with older versions of Android such as Android 4.4 (as well as with its later versions) significantly expands the possibilities for developers to create unique mobile VR experiences. Therefore, Lignum will definitely make VR more available and accessible.
Check out Lignum on kickstarter.com and you will see that generating VR content for both iOS and Android has never been easier!
Here is the company’s website: remoria vr