QRCodes and Custom Cardboard Headsets, they are a perfect fit. We quite often get asked, how do we share our 360 Immersive videos with our audiences?
There are a few options that work. Firstly, you can setup a URL to your own domain such as mydomain.com.au/VR and post your content onto that page and then put that link onto the headset so clients can navigate to your page manually.
Not everyone has a QRCode Reader I hear you say! Well, it just so happens that most smart phone cameras these days read QRCodes, no software needed. All you need to do is open the camera, point it at the QRCode and it will open the link.
Another option is to do the above but with a bit.ly link, we find that sometimes businesses will send a bit.ly link to a business URL or a Youtube Video that they have uploaded.
The third option is the humble QRCode!
Not everyone has a QRCode Reader I hear you say! Well, it just so happens that most smart phone cameras these days read QRCodes, no software needed. All you need to do is open the camera, point it at the QRCode and it will open the link. This works great for Youtube video links, most people have the Youtube app installed on their phones, it opens the video ready for your clients to consume in the headset.
Try it out on some of the QRCodes below! All of these QRCodes contain some of Austechvr’s 360 videos such as underwater with Dolphins, Rugby match, In the water with Seals and backstage at the Outback Spectacular.
If you think you may need the headsets for more than one campaign, you can then use dynamic QRCodes, they allow you to change the link behind the QRCode depending on what campaign you are running with.
So, next time you are putting together your Custom VR Cardboard Headset, think about including a QRCode into the design!
There are many places to put the QRCode on our Custom VR Headsets such as the sleeve, top of the front flap and the side flaps either left or right are always a popular spot.
It is important that they are printed in a prominent position as you do want anyone that picks up your headset in the future to look at your amazing immersive content.