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Google Cardboard Advice


Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a mobile phone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and AR applications. Users can either build their own viewer from simple, low-cost components using specifications published by Google, or purchase one manufactured by a third-party. The platform was created by David Coz and Damien Henry, Google engineers at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris, in their 20% "Innovation Time Off". It was introduced at the Google I/O 2014 developers conference for Android devices, with a release to iOS at the following year's event. Through January 2016, over 5 million Cardboard viewers had shipped and over 1,000 compatible applications had been published.

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Building for the Google Cardboard

Tools available to help with building Google Cardboard experiences.

Design Tools


  Google SketchUp

Development Tools

  Unreal Engine


Useful Google Cardboard Links

A selection of useful external links related to the Google Cardboard.

  Official Website

  Cardboard Shop