Google will shut down Expeditions, its educational virtual reality app

Google Expeditions

Google announced that Close your mobile application «Expeditions» (“Expeditions” in the Spanish version) which will no longer be supported on June 30, 2021 and will be completely removed from the application stores for iOS and Android devices so that it can no longer be downloaded.It will still work on the phones that already downloaded it … until it stopped working.

Expeditions will no longer receive Google support as of June 30, 2021

«Expeditions» is a virtual reality application that Google started in 2015 for its Cardboard Virtual Reality Viewer, which was used in schools and educational centers mainly in the USA, but also in other markets. It was used to offer tours, access events, and take tours with students through virtual reality. “Expeditions” opened the doors to museums like the Guggenheim in New York and allowed you to enjoy 360-degree panoramic destinations and events … always for the purpose of learning.

Although it might be seen as a useful tool now that social distance and distance training are being introduced, Google decided to withdraw its support because, according to Jennifer Holland, the director of its learning program, “they understood these immersive experiences with virtual reality devices not always accessible to all users ».

The decision is in line with other decisions the company has made in recent months separate from certain projects related to virtual reality. The aforementioned platform for cartonboard, although still operational, was converted into a project for the open source community months ago, while the daydream virtual reality platform was also shut down by the company in early October.

According to Google, “most of the content” available to Expeditions can now be viewed in Google’s Arts & Cuture app. In this section you can find all kinds of educational content and features that will help you convert the cell phone into a real art gallery.

“Expeditions” is thus becoming another application and feature that Google has closed in the course of its history, more than a hundred, as we told you in this article.

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