When it comes to oculus app content, we’re familiar with the Oculus storefront and its strict curation. This is how we maintain the quality of games and apps top-notch, and keep poor-quality apps from getting past. This makes it difficult for independent developers to release their VR content on Oculus.
To combat this issue Oculus recently introduced a new program called “App Lab” to give independent developers a place to post their VR content without having to go through the rigorous curation process of the Oculus storefront. The App Lab is similar to the traditional Oculus storefront in that you can browse and download apps in the same way you would on a traditional virtual storefront, but it’s not as carefully curated.
If your app performs well in the App Lab it may be promoted to the Oculus Storefront, where it will gain more recognition and be seen by a wider range of users. This is not just based on download numbers but also retention metrics, long-term profit, the development teams and so on.
If you’re interested in exploring the full range of Oculus Quest apps, we recommend that you enable developer mode on your Meta headset and play around with App Lab. There are a lot of interesting www.renderingwithstyle.com/2021/06/28/engaging-stakeholders-and-improving-satisfaction/ games and experiences waiting to be found, including well-known non-games such as Tilt Brush, which turns your headset into an immersive art studio. There’s also a bunch of interesting VR media apps such as Quill Theater, which showcases some amazing community created movies and animations in 6DoF.