Suumo adds 11 new VR properties

26 Aug 2016

Suumo, the Japanese real estate site operated by Recruit Holdings,  finished the 3D modeling of 11 new metropolitan condominiums to give its users an immersive visual experience of apartment rooms.

Now, the users can see the virtual reality content of a total of 16 properties using 3D virtual reality goggles.

Founded in 2009, Suumo (an acronym of support useful and unique for most one) deals in buying, selling and rental of real estate. It says 11 percent of Japan’s 127 million population uses Suumo.

The free 3D data works with 4.4 or higher and IOS 8.4 or higher.

The company said it received a favorable response from its users since the launch of VR technology last year. It’s recently introduced thumbnail view and VR display map and improved lens performance and other enhancements of its VR technology. 

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.