In 2014, two old class mates met for dinner.
Thierry had witnessed his first DK1 VR experience, and convinced Nick, who was running a different business at the time, to start a VR company together. And so Purple Pill was born.
The plan was to create 360º 3D video, even though we both had no experience in video production, and there was not a single camera commercially available to film such videos, so we were forced to create one ourselves. We built a wooden prototype, which landed us a small investment, which in turn allowed us to create a better camera.
However, we soon ran into the next issue: how to play these videos on the various VR headsets? This was long before YouTube and Facebook started supporting 360º video. Again, we were forced to create our own solution.
It started with a basic 360º video player to showcase our own video productions, but soon clients got interested too, and so we started branding our player. We realized that most of those apps had similar requirements, and so the goal became to automate the entire app building process and create a WordPress for VR apps.
We called it Headjack.
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Headjack by Purple Pill