Here’s what Yelp would do with virtual reality

Facebook isn't the only company with plans for Oculus Rift.

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Mar 27, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 1:55 pm CDT

Facebook purchased Oculus VR for $2 billion Tuesday, to the dismay of the virtual reality company’s users and supporters, but we kinda wish the deal went to Yelp instead.

For Yelp’s Hackathon 13, a team of engineers built upon the idea of adding a virtual experience to Yelp Monocle, a form of augmented reality accessed through your smartphone camera. It will give you restaurant ratings based on your location, and came up with “Yelpulus Rift.”

The parody ad promises an augmented reality, and all you need to recreate is an iPad and a few household items to look completely ridiculous.

And it might just give enough distraction for people to forget about the absurdity of wearing Google Glass.

H/T The Next Web | Photo via yelp/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 27, 2014, 12:41 pm CDT