Back in May, at Google I/O annual dev event, Google introduced what it calls DayDream, a platform for high quality mobile virtual reality. Along with DayDream the company released Google VR SDK beta, a set of developers tools which has now evolved out of its beta program into a suite of powerful developer resources.
Today, we are proud to announce that the Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream has graduated out of beta, and is now available on the Daydream developer site. Our updated SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so you can focus on building immersive, interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, and supports integrated asynchronous reprojection, high fidelity spatialized audio, and interactions using the Daydream controller.
To make it even more easier for any developer out there interested in Daydream and virtual reality, for that matter, Google has partnered with Unity and Unreal and if one is searching for documentation, reference sample apps or tutorials, Google also updated its website. Give it a look!
The first smartphones and headset with DayDream integrated support are coming this autumn, Google has its own press event scheduled for October 4, where it expected to introduce new hardware.
Nevertheless, one can start developing high-quality Daydream apps right now with the Google VR SDK 1.0 and the DIY developer kit.