Spatial arrives on Oculus Quest Store

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Spatial has arrived on Oculus Quest Store in force, after a whirlwind 2020 that saw demand for remote collaboration tools explode and interest in immersive technology rise to the next level

Quick read

➨ The Spatial app offers photorealistic 3D avatars made from a single photo and allows users to upload information and share screens for presentations. It’s also cross-platform and runs across different immersive technology devices, AR and VR headsets, computers and phones
➨ Spatial has added a host of new features for businesses in search of a remote collaboration tool that also boosts productivity, including integration for Slack, Google Docs and Figma
➨ Reflecting businesses’ increased reliance on remote collaboration tools while offices are closed, Spatial attracted $14 million in funding earlier this year, taking its total raised to $22 million

The story

Spatial, the immersive collaboration tool that launched in beta at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to help businesses hit by lockdown, has gone live on Oculus Quest Store.

The app offers photorealistic 3D avatars made from a single photo and allows users to upload information and share screens for presentations. It’s also cross-platform and runs across different immersive technology devices, AR and VR headsets, computers and phones.

Spatial has added a host of new features for businesses in search of a remote collaboration tool that also boosts productivity, including integration for Slack, Google Docs and Figma, a new whiteboard tool for note taking, improved text readability, embedded web pages, hand tracking, and multiple video conference feeds.

The new Quest version boasts larger room capacity, with 20+ participants able to join via video feeds from the Spatial web app, on top of 30 users via a headset.

Free and pro versions are available. Commenting on the launch, Anand Agarawala, chief executive officer and co-founder, revealed that the tool’s “power users” spend several hours a day in Spatial, demonstrating its potential to not only replace major meetings but transform “the way we work”.

Agarawala continued: “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.”

The rise of remote collaboration tools following the global Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the technology stories of 2020.

Reflecting businesses’ increased reliance on remote collaboration tools while offices are closed, Spatial attracted $14 million in funding earlier this year, taking its total raised to $22 million.

A particular attraction of Spatial is its MR capability, with the tool able to bring colleagues into real spaces via a compatible headset.

In March, Spatial teamed up with Magic Leap to capitalise on this popular capability, by launching a new collaboration package of four Magic Leap 1 headsets and users licences for the Spatial app.

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Main image: Spatial on Oculus Quest

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