Take your smartphone to Virtual Reality! Receive call notifications, messages and other notifications while enjoying your VR games and experiences.
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Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews for this software are positive.
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Mar 24, 2020
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Pretty simple: Our goal is to create the world’s best VR tool. And we can only achieve this together with its users. That’s why we decided to go in Early Access to develop a breathtaking VR tool supported with your suggestions, feedback, and reports.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Well, we don't want to make any false promises. So let’s be honest here:
We expect Holoswitch to last in Early Access till approx. November 2020. We've come a long way already but we also have very big plans and dreams. And probably we’ll have to overcome some major technical hurdles which will take a bit more time. But so far we have found a solution to every obstacle.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Besides the core features you’ll find in the description below we’re working on interactions with your smartphone, controlled from within the virtual world. You’ll be able to have (video) calls, answering messages and many more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the first and most important feature (Notifications) is implemented. Our highest priority is to make everything super stable. Two more features are to come in approx. Q2 2020. Please find more information about that in the description below.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Short and honest answer: Yes! Holoswitch will approx. cost 15.99$ for the full release. It is very important to us that Early Access users are rewarded for their support. That’s why the final price will be higher.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We created a small but nice Discord Server https://discord.gg/B7YPtEu in which we give support, collect feedback, suggestions, and ideas. Besides that, the Community can always reach out to us via our Social Media Channels:
https://twitter.com/holoswitch
https://www.facebook.com/Holoswitch-106175557411740
https://www.instagram.com/holoswitchapp/
https://www.reddit.com/user/Holoswitch
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About This Software

Please read our description carefully! New features will come approx. in Q2!
First quick troubleshooting here: https://holoswitch.com/faq/
If you’re facing any issues, bugs or problems with setting up the app, please join our Discord (https://discord.gg/B7YPtEu) or send a mail to support@holoswitch.com before giving a bad review. We’re in Early Access and constantly fixing bugs to avoid these issues so please be fair and contact us. Thx :)

Note: To use Holoswitch in VR you need the mobile application of Holoswitch in addition to the Steam app. Please find it in the Google Play Store.


Holoswitch is your Reality input! The app builds a bridge between the real and the virtual world by simply connecting your smartphone with your Virtual Reality Headset/Device. Receive call notifications and messages, get important app notifications, use your phone as a surveillance camera or even capture photos and videos in VR - Without taking off your VR headset. Your VR session will not be interrupted which will give you a longer and more total immersion.

Compatibility

All OpenVR compatible platforms such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index are supported.
At the moment Holoswitch is only available for Android 6.0 (or higher). The iOS version will follow asap. We’ll keep you posted.
Please notice: If you want to use every feature of the full release version of our app after Early Access you need a Bluetooth 4.0 (or higher) connection between your phone and your PC.

Features


Receive call notifications, messages and other app notifications while in Virtual Reality


(in Development / approx. Q2)

Use your phone as a surveillance camera to see what happens around you


(in Development / approx. Q2 )

Save VR clips and screenshots on your phone and share your favorite moments with friends



Intended Full Release Features

  • Complete Phone Mirroring
  • Interact with your phone from VR
  • answer (Video) calls directly in VR
  • Speech-to-Text
  • Keyboardless Typing
  • Live Streaming

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 640 or 980M or ATI HD 7000/Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you are using a Windows 'N' edition, you will need to install the Media Feature Pack.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 760 or 980M or ATI Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 10 is highly recommended as it provides better performance. The Anniversary and Creators Update add 8K video and some H.265 support.

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