VR Desktop for Mac

Experience macOS in virtual reality

Would you recommend VR Desktop for Mac to a friend?
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Oskar Groth
@oskargroth · Founder, Cindori AB
Hey, thanks for the hunt @fredericrenken! I'm the developer of this app. Let me know if you have any questions!
Frédéric Renken
@fredericrenken · Software Engineer Intern at Uber
@oskargroth I hope you don't mind I posted this, it looks awesome! I saw on the website you'll be supporting the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift soon. Is that simply dependent on the manufacturers to support macOS? Also, at what framerate does the headset run with a MacBook Pro doing average desktop work? Thanks and good luck!
Faure@faurehu · Dev @ Finimize
@oskargroth This looks awesome! I can touch type so I think I'd be productive even without seeing my input devices. I'm worried about eye fatigue though, have you experienced any issues of the kind?
Mario A Giambanco@mario_a_giambanco
@oskargroth @fredericrenken I've been wanting this since Oculus came out - Saw it the other day on 9to5mac.com - But the site is low on system requirements (other then a Mac). Will it work with an Intel Iris video card (2015 / 16 Macbook Pro 13 inch) or do you need the Discrete chipset?
Ed Holloway@edholloway · AutomatedSky, MaidBooks, Field2Base
@oskargroth @fredericrenken This looks really cool. Is it mainly targeted at entertainment? How about productivity apps (day to day apps) - does it work well for those too?
Oskar Groth
@oskargroth · Founder, Cindori AB
@edholloway @fredericrenken It's mainly targeted at productivity! The functionality to add virtual screens is really useful for multitasking. When VR headsets gets closer to retina resolutions, there will be no need to buy expensive triple monitor setups for coding/designing/writing/surfing/daytrading etc.
Alex Newman@thedotmack · Minister of Derp
@oskargroth @fredericrenken Newer hardware support question bump!
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker · EIR @ vLAB
@oskargroth @fredericrenken Any chance of an iOS version of the app? ie. view your desktop in VR on iOS housed in cardboard?
Oskar Groth
@oskargroth · Founder, Cindori AB
@elizabethhunker @fredericrenken Mobile devices are too low res for text/UI oriented VR and I don't see this changing soon. Next VR headset I'll be supporting in VR Desktop will probably be HTC Vive and later LG's new VR headset as SteamVR is soon being released for macOS.
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
I was about to hunt this until the URL let me know it was a duplicate. Guys, this is HUGE news. #vrdesktop Thank you for hunting this @fredericrenken and thank you for making this, @oskargroth!
C B@kur1 · Content, Mobile, Geekery
@nassaraf @fredericrenken @oskargroth I would not lead with this to sell the concept of VR desktop. I'm getting nauseous just looking at the gif.
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@kur1 #VRdesktop gifs don't have much selection, and was probably created with older technology that might make you nauseous. I would still hope that you could see the genius behind what was built here. @oskargroth @fredericrenken
Rick Chen@rick_chen1 · making people lazy at instantaccess.io
Omg I need this!! But I need a VR headset first..
Ari Vaniderstine@imariari · Technical Consultant
I've had a chance to try this out as Oskar was finishing up development - it's really fun to use and definitely feels like the future!
Roman Vdovchenko@antilatency · CMO Antilatency
Next step is VR team viewer for GearVR
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@antilatency yes!! But I would venture for a different device like the hololens or Vive
Roman Vdovchenko@antilatency · CMO Antilatency
@nassaraf Hololense may be, but small FOV stopping me. Vive setup need PC, need TPCast and hard to install and calibrate tracking system