Lifull has released a virtual reality app that lets users take control of their house search remotely.
"Flying Homes-kun BETA" lets users 'fly' around digital, 3D cities in Japan and take virtual tours of available properties based on their real life floor plans. The app harnesses real estate, location-based and 'digital twin' technologies.
Flying Homes was developed so users can tour cities and individual properties independently of their current location.
Kohei Kawasaki, Executive Officer at LIFULL, said:
"The Flying Homes-kun project is for people who have difficulty finding a place to live due to physical and various physical restrictions such as distance and time.
"It all started with the idea that VR technology could be used to solve the problems we have. This time, we released it in the form of an Android application so that as many people as possible can experience a part of the result.
"Flying Holmes will build a better way to find a place to live in Metaverse and augmented reality."