Figuring out the best way to remotely work with colleagues has been an important task in 2020, with various apps and tools trying to simplify the process. Spatial is one such platform, allowing both VR and non-VR users to collaborate, today launching its app for Oculus Quest.
Now you may remember back in May when Spatial arrived for the standalone headset. This was only temporary as it wasn’t finished, providing free access during COVID-19 as the team continued development. With today’s launch, Spatial has now rolled out a bunch of new features to help users.
The official Oculus Quest release adds cloud integrations so you can import your Slack channels, Google docs or Figma boards automatically. Text has been made clearer, there’s a digital note-taking whiteboard tool and room capacity has increased so 20+ participants can join via video feeds alongside 30 people in VR. And because this is the Oculus Quest version, hand tracking has been implemented.
“We constantly look to our customers to hear how to make the experience more personal and expressive for them – we want to make it so intuitive that it barely feels like work at all,” said Anand Agarawala, CEO and Co-Founder of Spatial in a statement. “Our power users spend several hours a day in Spatial, showing we are on a trajectory for holographic collaboration that not only replaces major meetings but transforms the way we work throughout the day, mirroring how we might interact with others in a physical office. Being featured on the Quest Store with our latest and greatest experience is a huge moment for us, as it breaks down the barrier to entry to a device that continues to be where we see our highest number of users.”
“I’ve been using Spatial for several months and have found it to be a great space to hold collaborative group meetings with my business partner, colleagues, and my clients,” said Rob Merrilees, Co-Founder, Get Real. “We use the platform for client introduction meetings to display pdfs, artefacts, screen sharing, as well as internal working and brainstorm sessions with Ed Haravon, my co-founder. Being able to share more than one doc at a time is really helpful and conducive to productivity. We love introducing new people to the space because their first words are always, “Oh, wow!” No surprise — it’s a very connecting experience. The team at Spatial is also so passionate about building an intuitive experience that will drive the way people will work and collaborate in the future.”
Spatial for Oculus Quest will be available in free and pro versions, the latter offering unlimited storage. The app is still cross-platform so users can still connect with other VR and AR devices like Nreal Light, Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens. For further updates from Spatial, keep reading VRFocus.