Do you remember, who used to claim this timeless and extremely popular slogan? Once upon a time, Nokia was connecting people all over the world. Nowadays, Facebook plans to do something similar, with the different objectives, though. So, what is up to this time? Our and world’s friend, Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook has launched the internet.org campaign or project. Call it what you want. Apparently, this is supposed to be a life changing thing for the most remote and undeveloped parts of the world, where the Internet has some second thoughts in terms of visiting. What can we do about it for real?
Facebook is dead serious about balloons, satellites, and drones flying around and dropping the Internet signal. This is a noble thing to do. No questions about it. Unfortunately, we have noticed something that threatens to spoil the party. The Facebook package does not include that much for the Internet newbies.
Only a Facebook app and some additional things, but nothing that can be associated with the competitors. What does it mean? Facebook gives a unique chance for the people in South America, Africa, and Asia. What is the first thing you are supposed to do once you get online? Opening a Facebook account, of course.
Facebook Virtual Reality Application is just around the next corner, and it waits just for you. Really? Are not you a little tired of all of these optimistic announcements, which all ends in a similar way. We are almost there. Hold your horses for a while. What is keeping Facebook so long with this one?
It is about time for us to see what was the Oculus Rift takeover all about. On the other hand, we have to admit something very important for each VR concept. It is not that simple. Your VR content is useless without the appropriate device. How you are going to know that you are watching the VR movie, in the first place?
For what is worth, Oculus Rift has come up with some development kits. However, this is not something you want to surprise the so-called users with. This is a tricky part. We are all eager to start enjoying the exciting VR concept, but for an affordable price, if possible. That is the missing part in our puzzle.
There is one more question we just cannot avoid asking here. Do we really need Facebook in the VR environment? How is the VR dimension going to change or improve your Facebook experience? OK, we admit it. It is not fair to judge, before being able to run a fair test. Hey Facebook, your move.
Stewart Butterfield. We are supposed to remember this name. Why? Well, for what is worth, this is a guy, who invented the app called Slack. What does it do? Well, it eliminates the extremely annoying problem of countless business related emails. This chat app is all you need to get your job done.
Its greatest advantage is an unparalleled ability to integrate numerous third party apps in the initial chat app. One thing is certain, after we are done with this post, we will try to replace Skype with this app. Let us give it an honest try. Why not? More than one billion people are already doing that.
Can you believe on his very first birthday the Slack had almost one billion users to blow the candles on its birthday cake. More fun 500,000 people are using it on a daily basis. Is this impressive or what? Facebook has more than 1,4 billion users. However, this is a result of a decade long work.
What was his name again? Stewart Butterfield or our own Mr. Slack. It comes without saying that this brilliant is melting the market with its app with an ease the sun melts the butter. Does Stewart Butterfield have a Facebook account? Do Facebook employees use the Slack? Hm, is this a win-win here?
Who says that the concept of Virtual Reality (VR) has to be reserved for the users with a rich-bitch attitude, including the movie fanatics. Google and LG have obviously shown us the right way. Facebook is still experimenting with the Oculus Rift, while obviously trying to figure out what to do with it.
In the meantime, Sony with its Project Morpheus likes to stick around the dominant gaming concept. Who is going to care of the masses with an insatiable hunger for the breathtaking VR contents and modest payment options? Who else than good old Google with its Cardboard VR system.
Now, you have it. Google Cardboard comes with every LG G3 device. It comes without saying that is not a rocket science compared to the Oculus Rift. On the other hand, who really cares about it, as long as you can have a decent glimpse of the VR in your home, for quite an affordable price, of course.
Thanks to the Cardboard you can use your LG G3 smartphone as a VR screen. Google will take care about the rest. This is definitely supposed to be a win-win situation for both parties in this scenario. Virtual Reality should become a part of our Real Reality. That is what Cardboard and LG G3 are all about.