We’re all well-versed when it is to the Oculus Storefront and its strict curation. This is how we maintain the quality of games and apps high, and stop poor-quality apps from getting past. However, this makes it difficult for independent developers to make their VR content on the Oculus platform.
To combat this issue Oculus recently introduced a brand new program called “App Lab” to give independent developers an official place to publish their VR content without going through the rigorous curation process of the Oculus storefront. The App Lab is very similar to the Oculus storefront. You can browse and download apps in the same way as you do in a traditional virtual storefront. But, it’s less controlled.
If your app is successful in the App Lab www.renderingwithstyle.com/oculus-rift-the-main-goal-of-the-project-with-the-help-of-glasses/ it could be promoted to the Oculus Storefront, where it will gain more recognition and reach a wider audience. However this isn’t just based on download numbers, but also on other factors like retention metrics as well as long-term profits, the development team, etc.
App Lab is a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse of the full variety of Oculus Quest applications. There are tons of exciting games and experiences to play, including well-known nongames like Tilt Brush which turns your headset into a virtual art studio. Quill Theater is a cool VR media app that shows amazing 6DoF animations and movies made by the community.