This New Flickr App is Designed For Use With the Samsung Gear VR System

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 10, 2015
References: yahoo.tumblr & theverge
This Flickr app has been designed to take the popular online photo album service into the virtual world. This project involves the use of a Samsung Gear VR headset to browse so-called VR photos.

These VR photos are essentially a collection of 360-degree equirectangular images that are immersive and make you feel like you're inside the photo itself rather than looking at it from the outside. The app includes over 14,000 such photos so there's plenty of virtual reality browsing for you to do.

The Flickr app is one of the first ventures to take advantage of and jump on the virtual reality bandwagon, which is expected to completely change the world of casual photo browsing in the coming years. The app will make science-fiction come true by making virtual reality photo browsing incredibly accessible.