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  • Will the Oculus Quest save VR?

    17 May 2019

    Hello friends. Welcome to the first post of the new VR Candy Blog! With the Oculus Quest launching in a few days, I feel that we're at a very pivotal time in the history of XR. While thinking about writing this blog entry, I have reflected on my many...

  • Finding dead Oculus Quest pixels in less than 100 lines of code

    25 May 2019

    This past Tuesday the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset was released. As of today, it remains sold out at most of the retail locations who are carrying it across the United States and also at Oculus.com. It appears to be a success for Facebook- or at...

  • The Oculus Quest is both an open and closed platform. Here's what that means and how it impacts custom VR applications

    16 June 2019

    If you've visited any of the official Oculus subreddits, forums or on-line chat servers within the past two weeks, you will have noticed a flood of discussion threads around or relating to the subject of Quest as a tightly controlled or closed platform....

  • Is the Oculus Quest better than the Go for in-flight VR?

    26 June 2019

    I have to admit it, since acquiring the Oculus Quest my Go hasn't received a lot of attention. However, for some time and even before Quest was released, I've been adamant that Quest will not replace the Go for its utility as a travel headset. It's easy...

  • The state of Augmented Reality in 2019

    02 July 2019

    AR has a bright future While I don't believe Augmented Reality will ever supersede Virtual Reality for the purpose of training and gaming, I am firmly in the camp who believe that it's AR not VR that will eventually capture the heart of the mainstream...

  • Hosting your VR / AR multi-player back-end for free with Nakama - Part 1

    08 July 2019

    Authors forward: For those who are skeptical of words like "free" in the title, I would like to set things straight up front. This post is going to dive into hosting an open source foundation for a multi-player server which happens to be licensed for...

  • Hosting your VR / AR multi-player back-end for free with Nakama - Part 3

    11 July 2019

    To recap- In the first part of this blog series I walked through the process of building a Nakama multi-player server and hosting it in the AWS EC2 cloud. Part 1 can be found here In the second part I walked through creating a very simple Unity client...

  • Hosting your VR / AR multi-player back-end for free with Nakama - Part 2

    09 July 2019

    In my last blog post, I walked through the process of building a new Nakama multi-player server in AWS EC2. In case you missed it, that post is available here Part 3 of this series can be found here In this post I will walk through creating a streamlined...

  • Is Oculus planning to open the Go app store to Quest owners?

    24 July 2019

    UPDATE: 07-25-2019 Oculus rolled out the first version of it's Oculus Go emulation layer with the Oculus Quest OS patch released 07-24-2019 (dubbed "Update 7"). With this patch I found that my Go builds are now working with 3dof controller emulation supported....

  • Next generation Oculus Quest apps and games will look more like PC VR titles

    07 September 2019

    For those not familiar with the Oculus Quest, Quest is the world's first all-in-one device to fully support 6dof (six degrees of freedom) roomscale head and motion tracking as well as 6dof touch controller input for gesture tracking. With a relatively...

  • Predictions for Oculus Connect 6

    21 September 2019

    On Sept 25th and 26th Facebook will hold it's sixth annual Oculus developers conference, OC6 (Oculus Connect 6). This time last year as we approached OC5 the anticipation was high that we would get and an announcement and release time frame for the much...

  • Oculus Connect 6 - Day 1 Review

    25 September 2019

    Connect 6 - Day One - Bullet Points Although the press isn't likely to go crazy over it, controller-less hand-tracking is the big announcement this year. For the applications that will support it, being able to put a headset on someone and not have to...

  • Thoughts on the new emphasis on Oculus Terms of Service and the crackdown on mods.

    05 October 2019

    A Brief History of Sideloading For those who have not engaged in sideloading on the Oculus Go or Quest, sideloading is a process of installing apps from a PC to device. Unlike content which you obtain from the official Oculus Store, the content loaded...

  • Thoughts on John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus

    14 November 2019

    Hello fellow XR enthusiast! Yesterday I read the news that a principle Oculus founder and game industry legend John Carmack is stepping down as CTO of Oculus. I've read many comments on Reddit and on Discord from people who are concerned. Some even proclaiming...

  • Why Oculus decided to retire the Go

    15 August 2020

    It's time to say goodbye to the Oculus Go At the end of June it was announced that Oculus would be discontinuing the Go. Developers were informed that any Go apps in development must be submitted and approved for Release by end of this year. In early...

  • Facebook Connect is coming!

    26 August 2020

    Oculus Connect is dead. Long live Facebook Connect Part I Last year I had the honor of attending Oculus LaunchPad 2019 and as part of that program was also granted entry to the Oculus Connect 6 conference and the first ever Oculus Education Summit. It...

  • Facebook Connect is coming! Part II

    28 August 2020

    Facebook Connect is coming! Part II Part I of this blog series can be found here Facebook Horizon Since Part I of this blog post series Facebook Horizon has transitioned into private beta giving us a real glimpse into the future of Facebook's new social...

  • A little gift for Oculus Quest owners

    19 December 2019

    Yuletide Greetings! As I write this post we're coming into the final stretch of what has been a very successful Holiday Season for Oculus and especially for the new Oculus Quest. At Immersha we believe strongly that the Oculus Quest will continue to be...

  • Using Virtual Reality to help with cabin fever and anxiety. Some general thoughts on COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    Hello everyone. We are in a time of unrest and uncertainty. As I write this the United States has over 14,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. Our State and Federal government appears to be doing the right thing. We're bringing in the military's...