We’re all familiar when it is to the Oculus Storefront and its rigorous curation. This is what ensures the quality of experiences and games high and stops poor-quality apps from sliding through the gaps. This makes it more difficult for independent developers to create their VR content on Oculus.
Oculus launched “App Lab” as a method to address this issue. It allows independent developers to publish their VR www.renderingwithstyle.com/oculus-app-content-to-be-able-to-use-oculus-rift/ content in a regulated place without having to go through the rigorous curation of the Oculus Storefront. The App Lab is very similar to the Oculus storefront. You can browse and download apps just as you do in a traditional virtual storefront. However, it’s not as controlled.
If your app is successful in the App Lab it may be promoted to the Oculus Storefront which will help it gain more attention and reach a wider audience. This is not solely based on numbers of downloads, but also retention metrics, long-term profitability, the development teams as well as other factors.
If you’re interested in exploring the entire range of Oculus Quest apps, we recommend you enable developer mode on your Meta headset and play around with App Lab. There are a variety of fun games and experiences, including popular non-games like Tilt Brush which turns your headset in to an immersive art studio. Quill Theater is a cool VR media app that showcases amazing animations and films made by the community.