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June 08, 2016

The 10-Step Guide To Developing Your First VR Product

The web is awash in claims that 2016 will be the year of virtual reality. And at first glance, that appears to be true. Multiple high-profile headsets debuted this year, ranging from the Oculus Rift to Samsung’s Gear VR to HTC’s Vive. But the VR community has a little secret: The technology’s blank pages are missing the entertaining, educational content that it will need to thrive. And content creation takes time, especially because the VR community is in the midst of developing the components, best practices, and user base that more mature technologies enjoy.

May 18, 2016

360 Livestreaming with the Ricoh Theta

We had some time recently between projects to play with our shiny new Ricoh Theta, which we used to photograph the levels in our latest app, Tiny Eye. After a fun brainstorming session with some other Yetis (wherein we were mostly clueless as to the realistic capabilities of the Theta) about cool things we could do with it, we decided to start small and test out the livestreaming capabilities of the Theta - particularly how smooth the experience was with VR goggles on. 

May 10, 2016

I Spy... Tiny Eye! A Mobile VR App for Everyone

Virtual Reality Goes Retro with Tiny Eye, a New App from the Creators of Chelsea Handler: Gotta Go San Francisco, CA - May 10, 2016 - Today, San Francisco-based app maker Yeti introduced Tiny Eye, a retro-inspired, smartphone virtual reality game for everyone now available on iOS and Android. The 360-degree VR app is inspired by the classic childhood game, I-Spy, and was conceived as a way to make virtual reality accessible to anyone, with or without a headset.

April 26, 2016

New Whitepaper: The “Internet of Things” Will Be Obsolete by 2020

San Francisco, CA - April 26, 2016 - In a new whitepaper, Living, Learning and Working in 2020 with the Internet of Things, San Francisco-based product development and design studio, Yeti LLC, takes a look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is already impacting five key arenas of everyday life, and how in-development products will continue our march towards a new standard of technology-based living.

April 05, 2016

How to Create an Apple TV App Users Will Love

Apple TV is rapidly becoming a fixture in America’s living rooms. The technology giant’s video platform became its fastest growing hardware way back in 2013, and consumers’ thirst for the product has yet to be slaked. Although Apple didn’t release specific sales figures, CEO Tim Cook called the first quarter of 2016 the “best quarter by far for Apple TV sales.” 

It’s a boom that hasn’t gone unnoticed by software developers. Just one year after opening Apple TV to developers, Apple boasted that as many as 5,000 apps have made their way to the TV screen, and roughly 5,000 more are slated to debut this year.