Our initial release for iOS leveraged the power of virtual reality technology to bring our users into outer space. Users could view all planets in the solar system using just their iPhone and a simple Google Cardboard viewer. This was much cheaper than a ticket on an orbital-class space vehicle.
We have always been committed to using virtual reality as a means to explore our real surroundings, rather than immerse ourselves in fictional spaces. With Version 1.1 of our iOS app, we are reinforcing our commitment to enabling exploration of real spaces in virtual reality, but with a focus on the planet we all call home: Planet Earth.
Users will still be able to view and travel to other planets in the solar system; we haven’t removed any of those features. However, while Earth remains the only planet in our solar system known to be capable of accommodating life, we view it as the most interesting planet to explore.
In this release, we’ve added a feature called Oblix Home where users will begin their journey through the Oblix app. Within Oblix Home, users will be able to choose from a variety of destinations. If you want to access other planets, just look towards the stars.
Please stay tuned for updates to this iOS app and for Oblix’s debut on other virtual reality platforms. If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the form on our website. Until next time – happy exploring!