Kiosk mode is the “killer app” for virtual reality headsets in a professional environment. This mode allows the owner to limit the VR headset to one specific application, which makes it much easier to create presentations for customers, personnel and stakeholders.

You need an additional small piece of software to open up this functionality on virtual reality devices, on this page we will explain how Look&Play Kiosk mode for VR apps mode works, and provide you with some practical applications.

Virtual reality apps & 360 video’s

There are two primary types of content for virtual reality headsets; applications and 360 video. Apps provide the user with an interactive experience while 360 video displays non-interactive pre-recorded content. It’s also possible to use video within an app, in that case it will be regarded as an interactive application, not as a video.

By adding a Kiosk mode to the VR headset the user can select from several videos without the need for outside assistance. This creates a more interactive experience for the visitor, and it doesn’t require constant supervision from the museum staff.

3. Sales pitch

Selling a product or service requires attention of the potential customer or client. Virtual reality technology is ideally suited for this purpose. However, the endless possibilities of VR also apply to the system itself.

When a salesperson wants to guide a user through the experience any interference can ruin the sale. With the Look&Play Kiosk mode for virtual reality apps there is a distinct focus on the provided content.

4. Personnel training

Last but not least you can train employees in virtual reality. Offer a hassle-free and professional environment by using a ‘locked-off’ system that is only used for the specific application for the training. This can be a standard app or a custom designed app for this particular training.

What can you use Look&Play Kiosk for VR apps for?

The main reason for limiting the system is twofold: The owner retains control over the device and usage, while the user can operate the device without pressing the wrong button or using the system incorrectly. Here are four examples of Look&Play Kiosk mode in real-life situations:

1. Attraction mode

At an event the representative wants to show visitors a presentation that was custom built for the company. The user is invited to wear the headset and use the application. Only minimal instruction is required without the need for further assistance while using the application. With VR headsets it can provide a challenge to monitor the content a user experiences, by limiting the app selection the presentation can be controlled.

2. Inform stakeholders

When there’s a need to inform the board of directors, clients or other stakeholders, you don’t know beforehand what type of user you will have to accommodate. By limiting the device to one single application the ease-of-use is enhanced while the risk of misuse is severely limit

5. Real estate virtual tours

Selling an apartment in Sydney, Australia from a real estate office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is difficult. So is selling a luxury home that hasn’t been built yet. Virtual reality solves both problems with 360 video presentations showing the location to prospective buyers.

Just hand the 360 video Kiosk Mode over to the client, let them select a video by using a Kiosk app and let them experience their dream location in a fully immersive 360 video. Cross time and space with virtual reality tours for real estate.