NYVR Expo

Our team had a blast exhibiting at the New York Virtual Reality Expo at the Jacob Javits Center on October 27th and 28th! This was the second public demonstration of a pre-launch version of Oblix’s Oculus Rift application (see our Worlds Fair Nano post on the first public demo). In this demo, participants were able to fly around a virtual recreation of New York and jump in and out of 360° photos and videos that were geo-referenced within the world. We also participated in the Startup Pitch Competition at the NYVR Expo (photo below) along with our colleagues from SpaceoutVRDatavizedStreetSmarts VRGeopipeMembitVirtualAPTGarouVRGlobalWaVRm3diate and 3D Apartments.

We want to extend a big thank you to all of the organizers of the NYVR Expo, including our friends at The Glimpse Group, for putting on the premier showcase of VR and AR technology in New York thus far. We’re looking forward to attending future NYVR Expos. We also want to thank everyone who participated in our demo and provided invaluable feedback to help us improve our product. For those of you who are based in the New York area and want to get involved in the virtual reality community here, we highly recommend the monthly NYVR Meetup, which led to the creation of this expo.

Check out the video above and the photos below for a recap of the event!

- Siddharth

 Two participants demo Oblix’s application using Oculus Rift headsets and Oculus Touch controllers.

Two participants demo Oblix’s application using Oculus Rift headsets and Oculus Touch controllers.

 An NYVR Expo attendee tries the Oblix app with a view of Oblix’s banner in the background.

An NYVR Expo attendee tries the Oblix app with a view of Oblix’s banner in the background.

 Siddharth Saxena (Oblix, CEO & Product Architect) and Andy Vadapalli (Oblix, Director of Operations and Business Development) speaking in the Startup Pitch Competition.

Siddharth Saxena (Oblix, CEO & Product Architect) and Andy Vadapalli (Oblix, Director of Operations and Business Development) speaking in the Startup Pitch Competition.