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Airbnb will add previews in virtual and augmented reality
Airbnb has announced that it plans to implement two technologies in its services: virtual and augmented reality. The idea is that people can have a closer look at the rooms or sites they are looking to rent. As noted on Monday December 11 in a blog:
As mobile technology advances, immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality provide us with new and powerful tools to reduce the barriers to displacement and the inherent friction involved.
Although it is still in the early stages of development to add it to its services, the company had long expressed in its blog how it intended to use these technologies. On the one hand, virtual reality can be used so that people can see 360 ° photos and 3D scans of the city they plan to visit or the room they are going to rent.
As for augmented reality, the idea is that you can acclimate during a trip, from showing you how things work (like opening doors) to translating the signs. Although this gives us an idea of how Airbnb could use these technologies, we will have to wait to see the final result.
Among the efforts that the company has made to meet other needs of its customers, it has partnered with WeWork to rent work desks during a trip or has invested in apartment complexes for seasonal rentals.
The above article was translated from Spanish into English. Original article: Link