CommonFloor harnesses Google Cardboard to provide VR experience for home buyers

27th February 2015
CommonFloor harnesses Google Cardboard to provide VR experience for home buyers

Use virtual reality for realty!
Bangalore, February 27 2015: Online real estate leaders CommonFloor, have launched an app  that promises  to bring alive the house you are planning to buy
 The product, which is an amalgamation of Google Cardboard, Vrtual Reality and the Android platform is called CommonFloor Retina (CFRetina), and provides property buyers with a near-real visual reality  experience of the project that are looking to buy.
A user needs to insert  a  smart phone (which has the CFRetina app installed on it) into the headgear (Google Cardboard device) to take a virtual tour of the property. This offers prospective buyers an idea of space and ambience among other features. The simple magnet on the headgear acts as a navigation tool. Currently, the offering is available for 20 new home projects from Bangalore, with 480 more in the pipeline
As of now, the app is compatible with a select range of Android smart phones like Nexus 4 (and above), MotoG 2nd Gen, Samsung Galaxy 4 (and above), MotoX and Mi3. People with these phones can install the CommonFloor Retina application, launch the App and insert the phone inside CF Retina headgear. The Google Cardboard headgear can be purchased for around Rs. 1000 from Flipkart and Amazon.
Speaking about the product Sumit Jain, Co-founder & CEO,, said, “As a new-age online realty player, technology and innovation are part of our core DNA. Property buying demands huge time and financial investment by the buyer and it is our constant endeavour to create tools and technology that makes property search easy for the consumer and gives them a wow experience. CommonFloor Retina is a result of one such quest that adapts technology smartly to the consumer’s advantage.”
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Tech Note: Google Cardboard is a fold-out cardboard smartphone mount that, when combined with lenses, a magnet, a piece of hook-and-loop fastener and a rubber band and held against the face, affords a virtual reality experience. A smartphone with stereoscopic display software fits into this device and the lenses allow a person to perceive left and right images as a single three-dimensional image. The headset is designed by Google, but there is no official manufacturer or vendor for the device. Instead, Google has the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions freely available on their website, recommending people assemble one themselves from readily available parts. The hardware was announced at Google I/O 2014.From Wikipedia