Download update for VR Tourviewer for Gear VR

This update is only for Gear VR devices that already have a working version of VR Tourviewer on their device using the manual installation with an APK file.
For the Oculus Store version for Gear VR and Oculus Go the update is available through the Oculus Library automatically.

If you don’t have access to VR Tourviewer yet, you can get it here:

Note: If you are using VR Tourviewer version 0.5.135 or older you may have to uninstall VR Tourviewer before being able to install the update. This is because the app has a new Android signature since version 0.5.136. Make sure to backup any tours stored on your phone before removing an older version of VR Tourviewer.

For VR Tourviewer build version 0.5.172 or newer, you’ll need to update the VR Tourviewer Remote to version 0.5.171 or higher. The older version is not compatible with this version of VR Tourviewer. You can download the latest version of VR Tourviewer Remote here.

Current version: 0.5 Build 195

0.5 Build 195 (2018-09-27)
– Oculus Go now runs in 72Hz mode, instead of 60Hz! Smoother display!
– added ‘Guest/Gaze Mode’: this hides the controller and uses a gaze timer to activate buttons/hotspots (Licensed version only)
– added option to add a ‘Menu hotspot’ at the nadir of each panoram, this hotspots show the Tour Menu (Licensed version only)
– online tours can now be added using the menu button in the tour gallery
– improved ‘Tour Menu’ (triple click on background of a panorama to open it)
– renamed ‘Viewed’ to ‘Online’ and rearranged the menu items
– added Scandinavian and Polish characters
– fixed compatibility issue with Pano2VR 6.0 beta 4 polygonal hotspots

0.5 Build 184 (2018-08-18)
– added support for polygonal hotspots!
– fixed an error that could occur when closing the app
– fixed click issues with Gear VR touchpad, a click could be triggered twice when clicking once, this also fixes video overlay play/pause issues and image popup issues
– fixed video overlay aspect ratio issue for video overlays without a matching setting of width/height in Pano2VR

0.5 Build 180 (2018-07-30)
– added pagination allowing more than 9 tours for each menu item
– added support for custom tour preview images
– fixed: popup image would only show on left eye for stereoscopic tours

0.5 Build 172 (2018-06-13)
– Remote: added search option to find VR device automatically

0.5 Build 166 (2018-06-12)
– fixed a verification issue that could cause the app to quit

0.5 Build 165
– added support for Gear VR controller as laser pointer for navigation
– fixed orientation when using North with ‘Forward’ and ‘Backward’ hotspots
– added ‘Paste’ button when adding an URL to a tour XML file
– improved indexing speed of locally stored tours
– you can temporarily disable a locally stored tour by adding # in front of the foldername
– several bugfixes and performance improvements

0.5 Build 136
– improved connection with VR Tourviewer Remote

0.5 Build 135
– fixed back button behavior to switch between tour and menu

0.5 Build 134
– fixed performance drop/stall of version 133

0.5 Build 133
– upgraded to Unity 2017.3.1p4

0.5 Build 125
– fixed leveling pitch and roll corrections for Pano2VR panoramas

0.5 Build 124
– added support for 360° equirectangular videos!
– fixed issues with video overlay Click Mode behavior, looping and autostart
– added support for custom tour title/subtitle for tours stored on device
– added ‘triple click’ on the Gear VR touchpad for a ‘Restart Tour’ dialogbox

0.5 Build 118
– added basic support for krpano VR tours (krpano 1.19 with VR-OPT applet, only hotspots using linkedscene can be used, multilevel resolution not supported yet)
– added support for hotspots directly linking to other xml files (for tours with Pano2VR Standard version)

0.5 Build 114
– fixed issue when VR Tourviewer Remote for Windows wasn’t run as Administrator

0.5 Build 113
– added settings dialog for VR Tourviewer Remote for Windows (press Esc to open dialog to set phone IP)

0.5 Build 111
– fixed issue with Chinese, Cyrillic , Japanese and Korean characters

0.5 Build 110
– added support for Oculus Rift Touch and Oculus/Gear VR Remote ‘click’ and ‘back’ buttons

0.5 Build 109
– fixed transparancy for PNG overlay images

0.5 Build 108
– fixed low performance/low FPS due to multiple graphic raycasters,

0.5 Build 105
– added full version for purchased Remote only

0.5 Build 104
– added support for Cyrillic characters
– minor bugfixes

0.5 Build 101
– updated to Unity 5.6.1p3
– temporary fix to handle missing shortcuts/placeholders for position
– added support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters
– fixed connection issue with Remote VR Tourviewer

0.4 Build 95
– minor bugfixes

0.4 Build 94
– fixed connection issues with VR Tourviewer Remote for Windows

0.4 Build 92
– fixed panorama initial view angle when set via hotspot
– fixed surround audio bug

0.4 Build 90
– optimized loading of images, now loading 2 to 5 times faster

0.4 Build 89
– upgrade to Unity 5.6
– fixed: single panorama without <tour> tag in the XML file didn’t load
– fixed: manually added tours didn’t play if they didn’t point to an XML file directly

0.3 Build 88
– several optimizations

0.3 Build 86
– added XML file error handling

0.2 Build 78
– added wireless connection with VR Remote Tourviewer for Windows as high quality external display!
– added support for overlay images and video, like in this example:
– added support for hotspot popup images, videos and text
– added 3D scenery effects: snow, rain and leaves, to use this, add a Userdata tag in Pano2VR: effect=snow / effect=rain / effect=leaves
– added support for surround audio
– support normal webaddress as url instead of path to xml file, the index.html will be scanned for the needed xml file
– added launcher icon and updated splash screen
– numerous bugfixes

0.2 Build 53
– added support for multires tours

0.2 Build 49
– added: VR keyboard, use the + sign in menu to add your own online tours, added tours are stored in ‘Viewed’
– added: functionality to add/remove favorites and viewed tours
– added: show reason when tour from storage is found but can’t load

0.2 Build 46
– app should now be using the right path for external SD card on S7/S7 Edge. Tours can then be stored on the external SD card in: Android/data/com.vrtourviewer.vrtourviewer/files/VRTourviewer
This folder should exist after running build 46 at least once, and should contain the file ‘log.txt’. Feel free to use subfolders to organize tours.

0.2 Build 45
– several bugfixes
– better debug messages for storage location determination on S7/S7 Edge
– application errors are collected with Loggly (external logging service) for more efficient bughunting

0.2 Build 42
– fixed menu handling when offline

0.2 Build 41
– fixed wrong rotation on right eye panorama
– added logging and changed detection for sdcard location – hopefully this gives the app the right path to the external sd-card on a Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. I don’t have an S7 here, so haven’t been able to test it yet. Please let me know if it works.

0.2 Build 40
– complete redesign of menu system
– added ‘Favorite’ tours, this now only shows your own url that was available in the previous versions of the app
– added ‘Featured’ tours
– added ‘Storage’ tours, indexing up to 9 tours from a folder ‘VRTourviewer’ on the sdcard
– added debug log in menu, click the logo at the bottom to show/hide log
– code optimization and added error handling

0.1 Build 30
– fixed: problem when hotspot linked to something else than a panorama node, such a hotspot is now ignored until the other types of hotspots are supported

0.1 Build 29
– fixed: for monoscopic panorama’s the images were positioned wrong, making it hard to focus on the image

0.1 Build 27
– added: support for monoscopic tours
– added: supports a single local tour in a folder ‘VRTourviewer’ (case sensitive) on sdcard. Needs a pano.xml file in the root of that folder
– changed: menu layout
– changed: some code optimization
– changed: detection of a stereoscopic tour is now based on a ‘stereo’ tag in User Data in Pano2VR before outputting
– fixed: sometimes hotspots were unresponsive
– fixed: some code optimization