2018 will be an interesting year for me.
I struggled to think of the right words to say here. It’s heartbreaking to know that after February 13 I won’t be talking to fellow Automatticians on a regular basis. It’s been nearly four years of friendships and memories. I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity to work at Automattic among the smartest and kindest people I’ve ever known.
I am obsessed with backing up, organizing, and making my photos accessible from anywhere. I lost a history of photos a few years ago then told myself I would never lose a single photo again.
Samsung Internet Browser for Gear VR released an update that allows you to have a skybox while browsing on a page. It appears experimental and the only feature in their web developer guide.
It took me over four years to be recognized as an Italian citizen then in 2014 I was officially recognized. We’re finally ready to move to Italy.
In 2014 I wrote that I was taking a break from travel blogging. I haven’t been back since and I don’t plan on making travel blogging a part of my life again. I enjoy sharing stories of my travels but I find that I can do that in many ways without having to sacrifice the enjoyment of travel.
Version 4.5 of Jetpack for WordPress is an impressive release for many reasons with a ton of new features but VR support is only slightly mentioned in the changelog and not mentioned on the Jetpack blog.
Do you work for Automattic and never want to leave Grand Meetup? Or wish you worked at Automattic and partied with us there? I have good news for you!
I demonstrated virtual reality at Automattic’s annual company Grand Meetup of +400 people over the course of a week. On some nights we went until 2am playing various games and experiences. Here’s my experience and what I learned during that week.
eCommerce in Virtual Reality hasn’t been explored much and we don’t know where it’s going to take us or how it’s going to be implemented but I thought I’d give it a shot.
Many people envision a virtual reality eCommerce experience where you’re in a shopping mall. While it’s nice to imagine, I don’t think it’s where the shopping experience will occur anytime soon. Instead the shopping or checkout will occur after a product has been experienced in VR.
A great example of this is the IKEA VR Experience. You can’t purchase the products on the app but instead you can preview and experience the products IKEA has to offer before shopping at their store. Ikea.com doesn’t offer you the opportunity to experience their furniture the same way VR can.
VR WooCommerce creates a new tab for each product. For now it uses the featured image but ideally you’d have another field to upload your 3d model.
VR WooCommerce Products takes up an entire window and will show your products all around you. It’s a great way to showcase many items in a single view.
Note: This is a personal project.