I am a VR early adopter and tomorrow is the first birthday of my app store called SideQuest, we went toe to toe with facebook and survived!
On May 21st 2019 facebook released their new VR headset called Oculus Quest. They had only just announced a very strict curation for their store so 2 days later I launched SideQuest ( sideloading on Oculus Quest ) which allows developers to get their apps into the eager hands of VR users who are starved for content. To date we are the only 3rd party content platform second only to the main store by facebook.
Fast forward 12 months, we have exploded to 290K monthly active users and our launcher application has just passed 1 million downloads across all versions. Needless to say this is the biggest accomplishment of my life and I'm hugely proud to help push this new technology forward.
To celebrate I spent the last week building a relaxing experience designed to help keep you from going crazy during lockdown. The game is called BlanketWorks ( shameless plug ) - https://twitter.com/SideQuestVR/status/1263534205167964162?s=19 and it lets you build blanket forts in VR with some relaxing music for free. It was inspired by re-watching community on netflix recently as well as increasing cabin fever from being stuck at home.
That's my story! I hope you like it!