The Vive store dedicated to going beyond games, updates its SDK to support new features such as achievements, leaderboards and more.
The team of Viveport he has launched new features for the Viveport SDK and the VR Ad SDK, aimed at improving the user experience and offering new monetization avenues for developers. The Viveport SDK for Unity, in its version 1.5.1, adds access to user profiles, statistics, achievements, leaderboards and purchases from within the application. In the words of Viveport, the achievements will encourage the exploration of the application. We can find the documentation in the following link, and soon they will be available for those contents created with the Unreal engine.
The VR Ad SDK, announced at VEC 2017, offers a new way of monetization through advertising that appears within the virtual world, but without compromising the user experience. The advertising SDK, which, at the moment, is only available for content distributed in China, has also been updated with new tools with which to know details such as where users have looked and thus really know the impressions that the advertised creative has had.
Finally, those developers who want their application to be part of the library of content eligible by subscribers, just have to check a box in the Viveport console.