A VR platform for showcasing hotels & resorts via 360° virtual tours on Oculus Go. Remote VR video control via iOS and Android mobile apps.
Jan 2020 – Mar 2020
VResorts crafts content platforms for viewing 360° images and videos in Virtual Reality. The company focuses on delivering professional state-of-the-art 3D virtual tour solutions for the hospitality and tourism industries.
Having its own professional content production and VR shooting crew, the company has been collaborating with businesses from more than 20 countries across Europe and Asia. VResorts travel solutions got adopted by brands like Marriott, Conrad, Ritz, Banyan Tree, and Intercontinental.
Hotel and resort booking often leaves you guessing if you will receive what you’ve bargained for. That is why travelers are eager to explore a hotel or resort before booking it, while the hotel/resort managers seek to provide this opportunity.
With the intent to reinvent the booking process, VResorts set goals to create a tool that should give travelers a three-dimensional feel for hotel venue spaces and the surrounding environment.
However, VResorts were faced with two issues that required resolution:
To implement the vision of the customer, our team established the following success checkpoints:
The developed solution consists of 2 core components: web admin panel and iOS & Android mobile app. Both get linked to the Oculus Go VR goggles, empowering hotels to present their property in Virtual Reality.
The linking is fully automatic and remote. PixelPlex engineers removed the manual setup completely, making the VResorts platform stand out with this ultimate connection feature.
The VResorts platform targets:
The VResorts web platform and the mobile app both provide its own smart content management UI to accommodate its users. Let’s take a look at the functionality of both.
Our team was fully responsible for the design of the admin panel. This part of the solution is used by admins for remote client account management. The web platform also offers an ability to manage all playlist collections with the client’s property images and videos.
Working as a remote database, the VResorts web platform allows to:
We implemented two mobile apps to provide efficient tools for managing the traveler’s VR experience: one for iOS and one for Android. The apps connect directly to Oculus Go. The user flow is mostly automated while the navigation is intuitive and similar to the YouTube mobile app.
Here are the steps to access the VR material as a hotel manager or traveler:
The VR hotel presentation consists of shots captured in 360 degrees: an intro, rooms, territory, pool and beach, fitness and SPA, restaurant, business center, children playground, an outro. The VResorts mobile app allows to customize experience based on the traveler’s profile. The video in Oculus Go syncs with the smartphone video player enabling the hotel manager to follow, comment, point out, or skip a shot as an extra personalization perk.
Overall, the VResorts platform delivers an immersive sightseeing experience with state-of-the-art VR technology. The ability to naturally look around hotel rooms and see every detail in high resolution contributes to the overall travel experience and gets people excited about their future trips.
Oculus SDK, Unity, Native iOS, Native Android