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December 7, 2017

Top 7 Business Collaboration Conference Apps in Virtual Reality (VR)

Ved Pitre VU Dream

Ved Pitre, VR & AR Writer

Virtual reality is improving more and more every day. VR startups are revealing new and innovative applications that could revolutionize industries forever.

VR will render location irrelevant, making meeting someone no longer a problem. As long as you have a headset, you can meet with anyone face to face.

Face to face conversations in VR may not be available now but the future will arrive. Businesses can use this technology to collaborate and meet employees without physical constraints.

As VR continues to grow and improve, the experiences will feel more real. But for now, here are the best business conference applications in virtual reality.

Bigscreen

Bigscreen is one is my favorites from this list. The main focus of this app is to help people collaborate and allow friends to hang out together.

Photo by Bigscreen

Bigscreen Features:

  • Virtual Worlds
  • Custom Avatars
  • Private & Public Rooms
  • Voice Chat
  • Desktop Sharing
  • Controllers

For business applications, Bigscreen is very useful. It can allow colleagues to meet and converse in VR. This can help them share ideas and work on projects together without leaving the comforts of their home.

This is helpful especially when the people working together live miles apart. All the features of help Bigscreen feel authentic and intuitive.

Available on the HTC ViveOculus Rift, and Steam

By: Bigscreen

Doghead Simulations’ rumii

Rumii is similar to Bigscreen but is more focused on business and productivity. Doghead’s environment is made for official office work rather than for friends.

What makes this unique to the others is the fact that you can use rumii on any device.

 

rumii supports:

  • VR Headsets (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift)
  • Desktop (Windows & Mac)
  • Tablets
  • Mobile Phones

With all this different supports, you can connect with anyone anywhere through any means.

Photo by Doghead Simulations

If you take a look at some of the screenshots, you can see how professional it looks. With the professional look and feel, rumii has a high chance of widespread adoption from companies.

Available by downloading on Doghead Simulations website.

Improov

Improov is different from the other apps presented in this list. While most of these apps focus on meetings on group work, this app focuses on the designers.

Improov focuses more on CAD and BIM data rather than charts and graphs. The app can be used individually or in groups. The 3D modeling can be done inside of the app and presented to other members of your group.

Photo by Improov

The models to have more accurate because VR allows for real-life scale compared to computers.

After the model has been made, you can share it either through group conferences or through video chats.

This app is really useful for those who are responsible for creating CAD models and sharing them.

Available through download on Improov website.

Cisco Spark in VR

Cisco Spark is a cross-platform service that allows team members to work together over long distances. The software can be accessed through tablets, phones, and laptops.

Now, Cisco is looking to move all of that into virtual reality. Cisco Spark’s main focus is to help team members work together even if they are miles apart.

 

With VR, they can make that experience easier by making virtual space for members to meet and get work done. Instead of sending messages back and forth, team members can work more efficiently through VR.

Cisco Spark VR Features:

  • Spaces (group chats)
  • Sharing Files
  • Virtual Whiteboard
  • Video Chat
  • Instant Messaging

Available for Oculus Rift. 

meetingRoom

meetingRoom is in its early beta stages available for public use. The potential of the app is huge.

meetingRoom uses both Wi-Fi and 5G to make sure that calls are not dropped. This makes sure that every call goes as smooth as possible.

Photo by meetingRoom

The application also has security measures set in place so that all your data can stay secure.

Photo by meetingRoom

meetingRoom was founded in 2017, so is still in iitsearly stages. But as time goes on, this app will continue to grow and get better.

Objective Theory

Objective Theory is a mixed reality software company focused on developing software for HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. They created a collaboration software that allows several people to work together from different locations.

Features:

  • Collaborating in real-time
  • Life-size 3D avatar
  • Spatial Audio

Available on:

  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Windows MR Immersive Headset
  • Windows 10 PC

 

VR Medusa

This is an upcoming product from TeleSoftas, a software development company. Working demo is unavailable but the concept looks promising.

There have been small teases released by the company over the past year. But I am excited to see what the working demo will look like.

 

Conclusion

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