Earlier this month at VRLA, we announced our content store – Viveport – and shared our vision to open access to a diverse selection of immersive experiences. Our goal is to grow the virtual reality ecosystem by empowering developers. We received great feedback from thousands of developers, like you, who voiced their support for our mission and goals. We know you want a platform that will enable you to engage a global audience and grow your business, so that you can reinvest in building even more amazing experiences for your customers. The Viveport team, with your help, is building this platform.
To that end, we are thrilled to announce the Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs). The goal of the awards is to showcase, celebrate and reward developers for their VR creations. In 2016, the first exhibition of awards consists of a pool of $500,000 in cash and prizes, which will be awarded early next year for content published on Viveport. The awards will span across Viveport’s pillars of Discover, Create, Connect, Watch and Shop. While this is just one small step forward, we want to make sure that Viveport is committed to driving success for the global community of VR developers and content creators. Apps and experiences published on Viveport from today may be eligible for consideration, subject to acceptance of the terms and conditions of the contest. Five nominees will be selected per pillar based on customer engagement and the overall experience. All nominees are winners, and a soon-to-be-announced jury will decide the final award winners in early 2017. The Viveport community is burgeoning, and with over 7,000 developers already registered we cannot wait to see what gets published.
Starting today, you will be happy to know that all registered Viveport developers have access to the Viveport store beta release and the new developer community forum. Registered developers can find out more about the Viveport beta and the VDAs at https://community.viveport.com/. New developers can sign up and get approved for the Viveport beta at https://developer.viveport.com.
There are many benefits to becoming a registered developer and joining the Viveport community. These include the opportunity to:
- Get a First Look: Receive first access to updated features so you can fine-tune apps and experiences.
- Have a Voice: Share feedback directly to help shape Viveport in the new community forums. These community discussions will directly influence the platform development and become a part of the journey to democratize VR.
- Stay Informed: Receive regular announcements of new features, as well as new promotional and monetization opportunities.
- Reach VR Customers in China: Get your content in the hands of the world’s largest base of VR fans through the Viveport store, and globally later this Fall.
We thank the entire developer and customer community for your tremendous support and encouragement for Viveport. We look forward to building on this incredible partnership, and our team is just getting started…