vTime named Gartner 2016 cool vendor in consumer mobile

vTime has been named as a 2016 cool vendor in the consumer mobile applications from Gartner, an information technology research and advisory company, the company said.

Each year, Gartner identifies new cool vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports that evaluate vendors and their products and services.

According to Gartner, “Virtual reality (VR) and its immersive experiences are one of the hottest technology topics in 2016, and socializing using VR is in its starting block.”

The report includes three other firms that are intriguing, impactful and innovative in the consumer mobile space, with vTime chosen as a cool vendor in virtual reality.

vTime allows people to meet and socialize with friends and family around the world in realized virtual destinations, using just a VR HMD, and headphones with built-in microphone. Since vTime´s early release in December 2015 on Samsung Gear VR, the network has been downloaded by users in 171 countries. Working over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi, the free app is currently out on Gear VR and Google Cardboard.