How to launch Cardboard and virtual reality apps without removing the phone from the viewer

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Oculus rift and Sony’s VR are available in the market and they are quite popular about their VR experiences but they are really costly but in order create a brand new market Google launched Google Cardboard, an affordable virtual reality tool that offers quality virtual reality in simple and affordable means. Cardboard is made up of a low-cost DIY virtual reality headset that anyone can build and if you are an app developer then you will be delighted to know that adding VR support to your apps is really easy.

Keeping in view of the VR support, an XDA senior member, Thunderstick created a launcher app which allows you to easily run your Cardboard and Virtual Reality apps directly from the launcher app without removing the phone from the viewer. After installing this app on your Android device, look around and when the drone is in front of the selected application, the app name will be announced and the globe will get closer to you.

Here are the controls of the app:

  • Globe stops turning after a short gaze
  • It will launch the app after a long gaze

Here is the video demonstration of the App:

The app is very easy to use and according to the developer, he created this app in Android Studio and used Cardboard SDK and Rajawali VR 3D Engine. The app was completely free during his early days but now it is available at Google Play Store as a paid app and has received a perfect score of 5. The current version of the app is 1.1.2 and it was launched on February 11, 2016 and it comes with a file size of 11MB. If you are an Android user and using Google Cardboard then you must install this app. The process of installing this app is pretty easy. All you need to do is to download and install this Cardboard launcher app and that’s it. Now, there is also another good news, the developer has shared both free and paid apk of this app which you can find below and You are now good to go in the world of Virtual Reality. If you have any questions do let us know in the comments.

Download VR 3D Launcher Free Version

Download VR 3D Launcher Paid Version