In order to test and estimate the potential of cloud-based VR technologies, we should also understand how virtualization moves a step ahead thanks to Cloud Computing.
As we know, cloud computing can be classified along several service categories, which are data as a service (DaaS), software as a service (SaaS), application programming interfaces as a service (APIaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
It is important to remember that with SaaS we can share design concepts between designers and stakeholders in order to reach a consensus on project goals timely and efficiently.
We are also reminded in a scientific research of Chinese, Japanese and American researchers that it is possible to ‘‘integrate DaaS, SaaS and APIaaS for collaborative planning or transportation research.’’ In other words, cloud computing devices can be used in cars to communicate with the external environments, other cars, or both scenarios.
Still, in academic circles the new term has been coined: VRaaS. This name may soon be disseminated to the business world. VRaaS comes from Virtual Reality as a Service and it ‘‘serves virtual reality applications that are scalable, whereas a user can simulate 3-D environment; and interactions by user are tracked thanks to a smartphone.’’
One of far-fetched scenarios is that VRaaS could end traditional hardware dependent applications, where clients need not wear heavy head mounted displays, but they may just utilize VR on mobile devices and make it work.
ARVRtech has utilized the mechanisms of cloud-based platforms and emerging AR and VR technologies so we made MRgenie, our SAAS solution.
Our premise was that Augmented and Virtual Reality applications can be intuitively created without programming and we learned that through numerous interactions with our clients. To our knowledge, marketing agencies, clients in retail, consumer electronics, tourism, education and other verticals want to be in tune with the latest technologies while they also create the content.
Digital natives have moved in their thinking and testing from ‘‘I want somebody to show me how this technology works’’ to ‘‘I want to try this myself and create my own versions of AR/VR apps and solutions.’’
According to our colleagues in other verticals, these are some of examples how the enterprises could use virtual reality over the next five to ten years and we take this opportunity to show you these other SaaS models.