Panoramas on 360cities.net (the website) can now be seen in virtual reality (VR) on Google Cardboard, with support for other hardware headsets coming soon.

 

Here’s what you need to do in order to partake in the VR experience on 360cities.net:

  • Buy the Cardboard from Google or DIY
  • Get your Android or iPhone ready
  • Tap on the image – it will then go “fullscreen” and you’ll have 2 icons in top right corner – one is for gyro and one is for VR (eye)
  • Tap on the VR icon and activate the Gyro

 

  • The screen will be divided in two with the same image displayed side by side

 

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  • Insert your phone into the Cardboard viewer
  • You are now inside the panorama – look up, down, and around…and ENJOY!

 

14 Comments

  1. Michel MALHERBE says:

    Comprend rien! ok pour ipad, mais pour androïd pas compris!!!

  2. Dore says:

    Mobile browser version not working.

    When I request desktop, the VR mode works, but the head tracking doesn’t.

  3. chris says:

    Doesn’t work on my Samsung S4 with chrome. Page comes up as a regular panorama, not split screen, there are no icons visible for switching to VR. As Dore says, if you request the desktop site you get the choice, but then there is no head tracking. Additionally the 360cities.net link in this blog is broken.

  4. Johan says:

    I have the same problem. When browsing 360cities on my iPhone 6, I do not have a VR button that I can click on.

    What I did manage to do, however, was to browse to the image I wanted to look at on my desktop, click on the vr button there and then re-type the resulting URL on my iPhone (e.g., https://www.360cities.net/image/dunes-at-quenera-beach/vr). By doing so, I did get the VR view that also moved as I moved my head. I used this in combination with google cardboard and it worked pretty well.

    It is not very practical to always have to re-type the full VR URL on the phone, so to make this usable there really has to be a vr button on the mobile version of the site.

  5. Elena Martinez says:

    Hello,

    Thanks a lot for reporting this issue! Our tech team is solving this issue at the moment, the VR button will appear on the mobile version asap.

    Regards,
    Elena

  6. Elena Martinez says:

    Hello,

    The issue is fixed! You can enjoy your panos in VR! We’d love to read your feedback 🙂

  7. Jerry says:

    Hmmm.. nothing changed for me. Still no button on android device/chrome browser

  8. Eric Roulo says:

    Please support the Oculus Rift DK2.

  9. Elena Martinez says:

    Hi Jerry,

    We tested it and the VR button is working on Android for us. Can you please give me more info about it?

    – Mobile phone model.
    – Android version
    – Chrome version

    Thanks a lot!

  10. John Mang says:

    There are no vr or gyro icons on the iphone 5s

  11. Dxinwei says:

    这里,近一个月,所有浏览器“360cities.net”全景图Flash无法打开,但“worldwidepanorama.com”Flash可以打开并能够显示全屏的全景图。Flash插件检查是好的。火狐浏览器偶尔可以打开“360cities.net”flash全景图,但广告栏显示“连接超时”。

  12. Dxinwei says:

    Hi Elena Martinez,
    这里,近一个月,所有浏览器“360cities.net”全景图Flash无法打开,但“worldwidepanorama.com”Flash可以打开并能够显示全屏的全景图。Flash插件检查是好的。火狐浏览器偶尔可以打开“360cities.net”flash全景图,但广告栏显示“连接超时”或者“空白页”。
    谢谢!

  13. Vlatko Šplihal says:

    Doesn’t work on my LG Bello with basic browser.
    With Chrome head tracking work but does not work when I turn on the VR.

  14. Ray says:

    Wonderful! I’ve been waiting for this announcement… but for OCULUS RIFT DK2. How soon is soon?