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Oculus Go Suggestions Thread

fungusmanfungusman Posts: 26
Brain Burst
Here are some suggestions for the devs if they need ideas for future software features:
-Download manager
I sometimes will have 4-5 things downloading at once but then change my mind after a few minutes and would like to pause the download, see whats been completed, or cancel all at once. Maybe look at STEAM for inspiration on how to do this.

-REMOVE POP UPS
or have a setting to change them. I was mid game of something and I died in game because the popup was covering the targets I was supposed to be hitting. Also I was watching startrek on netflix and a "download complete"  pop up would be stuck on the screen for what seemed like an eternity. Maybe voice to speach "Download Complete" or SOMETHING to remedy this annoying nag screen.

-Dashboard clock
IT would be nice to have a clock somewhere to bring up. If I'm cooking food or something and need to check if ten minutes have gone by or WHATEVER it would be cool to be able to see what time it is. Or to even keep track of the passage of time so I don't spend all fricking night on damn thing lol. BONUS REQUEST: A stop watch or timer. I say this becuase this is a pick up and play device, and if I'm doing laundry or something it would be cool to have something like this. SURE I could use my phone, but if I have my headphones in or something I won't notice, nor do I want to take the headset off to futz around with this.
-Quick Screen Off button
If I'm downloading a ton of stuff, I want to put the headset down. There should be a way to turn the display off but allow background downloading. I'm not sure if it is already doing this, because there is no download manager to keep track of whats going on. A "turn off rift after downloading and installing" mode (like PS3 does) would be cool too.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 11,063 Power Poster
    fungusman said:

    -Dashboard clock
    IT would be nice to have a clock somewhere to bring up. If I'm cooking food or something and need to check if ten minutes have gone by or WHATEVER it would be cool to be able to see what time it is. Or to even keep track of the passage of time so I don't spend all fricking night on damn thing lol. BONUS REQUEST: A stop watch or timer. I say this becuase this is a pick up and play device, and if I'm doing laundry or something it would be cool to have something like this. SURE I could use my phone, but if I have my headphones in or something I won't notice, nor do I want to take the headset off to futz around with this.
    -Quick Screen Off button
    If I'm downloading a ton of stuff, I want to put the headset down. There should be a way to turn the display off but allow background downloading. I'm not sure if it is already doing this, because there is no download manager to keep track of whats going on. A "turn off rift after downloading and installing" mode (like PS3 does) would be cool too.


    I use Alexa in VR for timers and reminders. Highly recommended; although it would be cool to have that feature in VR itself.

    I do love that you called your GO a Rift, btw.
    :)
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,045
    3Jane
    edited May 12
    Either improve the trackpad, or change it to a D-pad button arrangement.  The controller (the pud) is terrible.
    The controller needs to be attached to the headset when not in use so it doesn't get lost.
    Android-style app manager.
    Zoom the screen of the browser.
    3D backgrounds ffs. 2D looks totally lame.

    Edit ... the browser does get bigger when I use YouTube full screen mode, pretty much fills the fov.
    Can one do the same thing with a generic web page?
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,189 Volunteer Moderator
    Roaster said:
    Either improve the trackpad, or change it to a D-pad button arrangement.  The controller (the pud) is terrible.
    The controller needs to be attached to the headset when not in use so it doesn't get lost.
    Android-style app manager.
    Zoom the screen of the browser.
    3D backgrounds ffs. 2D looks totally lame.
    3D backgrounds ffs. 2D looks totally lame.

    That would eat battery up FAST, esp that the browser/gallery/video player all exist in that environment
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 11,063 Power Poster
    Roaster said:
    Either improve the trackpad, or change it to a D-pad button arrangement.  The controller (the pud) is terrible.
    The controller needs to be attached to the headset when not in use so it doesn't get lost.
    Android-style app manager.
    Zoom the screen of the browser.
    3D backgrounds ffs. 2D looks totally lame.

    Good tips, but just some input:
    • You can already click the Trackpad area in all 4 directions.
    • Can't we just use our actual Android Phone to manage the apps?
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  • voxelmaniamvoxelmaniam Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited May 9
    1) Please add voice search to the browser or better yet port Chrome with all of the features that we know and love (hate) so that I don't have to recreate all of my bookmarks, etc.
    2) Add voice controls everywhere conceivable.
    3) Add a quick and dirty external view camera easily accessed from the Go menu so that I don't have to yank it off to find where I set down the controller.
    4) Update the Bluetooth software to support audio headsets.
    to be continued...
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  • SuperattorneySuperattorney Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Let us use Oculus Rift Touch controllers! Please!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,189 Volunteer Moderator
    Let us use Oculus Rift Touch controllers! Please!
    That is the Santa Cruz project and it's in the works :)
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  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,045
    3Jane
    edited May 9

    That would eat battery up FAST, esp that the browser/gallery/video player all exist in that environment
    Ahh ... I don't have a gasp of the priorities with gO.  I'll have a dual 18650 pack on the headstrap in no time.
    Might need a usb hub before long too. Can I get usb cam to plug in? Think dual thermal imagers, or binoculars.
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  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,070
    Wintermute
    I"d like to get a notification from the phone app when the headset is fully charged. Saves having to manually check.

    Otherwise, the trackpad feels way too sensitive: particularly in Netflix, I keep selecting things when I just want to scroll around the screen. It makes the UI a chore.
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,045
    3Jane
    edmg said:
    I"d like to get a notification from the phone app when the headset is fully charged. Saves having to manually check.

    Otherwise, the trackpad feels way too sensitive: particularly in Netflix, I keep selecting things when I just want to scroll around the screen. It makes the UI a chore.
    A temporary fix is to use your other hand to fan the t pad. I just can't go up and down reliably without selecting things, as you say.
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  • geebee666geebee666 Posts: 162
    Art3mis
    "-Dashboard clock" there is one on the dash board already.
  • TpfitzTpfitz Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    edited May 10
    Gallery needs a “go back”  button that goes back to your ..... gallery (when your viewing a photo or video)

    The actual “back” controller button goes goes back to dashboard.


  • fungusmanfungusman Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    Some more things I notice.

    1. When watching videos in browser, centering the rift doesnt work. So if I'm laying down and I watch a video, on some video streaming sites I need to sit up to see what is going on. Same goes for the native Go video player. I've downloaded some videos and can center the orientation of the video.

    2. I do agree the controller on netflix app is a bit wonky. Also, you can't center the screen so how am I supposed to watch start trek laying down? Sorry John :| 

    Crazy experimental ideas:
    Maybe add a crappy speaker to the controller (like a wiimote) that you can "ping" via a button on the headset. Maybe voice command "MARCO!" and the controller says "POLLO" lol. This is so we can find the controller without taking off the headset. This is super specific and weird, but I thought I would just throw it out there incase the devs are interested.
  • PickleschlitzPickleschlitz Posts: 81
    Hiro Protagonist
    If you want to watch Star Trek lying down in Netflix, click on "Void Theater" on the top left end of the mantle.
  • HavokzProdigyHavokzProdigy Posts: 95
    Hiro Protagonist
    If you want to watch Star Trek lying down in Netflix, click on "Void Theater" on the top left end of the mantle.
    I wish it were possible to make the background black instead of grey. The browser does this and it is great.
  • fungusmanfungusman Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    edited May 10
    Another suggestion (or feature I don't know how to use) I am at work trying to buy apps from my rift (which is at home charging on a shelf). It's saying I need to make a PIN. In the account settings I only see pin options for pairing the device. IT would be cool if I can just buy apps on my phone and it would auto download them for me. It's connected to my wifi right now so I don't see why it can't do this. The rift at home is linked to my account on my phone. You can do this on google play :p
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 518
    Neo
    BTW guys, how do Oculus GO connect to internet to watch netflix and download games/apps? Wifi?
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 11,063 Power Poster
    BTW guys, how do Oculus GO connect to internet to watch netflix and download games/apps? Wifi?

    WiFi, sir.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,189 Volunteer Moderator
    fungusman said:
    Another suggestion (or feature I don't know how to use) I am at work trying to buy apps from my rift (which is at home charging on a shelf). It's saying I need to make a PIN. In the account settings I only see pin options for pairing the device. IT would be cool if I can just buy apps on my phone and it would auto download them for me. It's connected to my wifi right now so I don't see why it can't do this. The rift at home is linked to my account on my phone. You can do this on google play :p
    It works for me, I can download and install apps from my phone, they automatically appear on my GO as long as it's in standby mode.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 2,994 Valuable Player
    A way to get a direct wireless stream from the phone camera to the headset.  Have the option to snap to phone view via voice command. 

     ;) 


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  • PickleschlitzPickleschlitz Posts: 81
    Hiro Protagonist
    One better than that... A way to stream live video from the Theta S to the headset
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 518
    Neo
    Zenbane said:
    BTW guys, how do Oculus GO connect to internet to watch netflix and download games/apps? Wifi?

    WiFi, sir.

    Ok, great, I've just ordered it from Oculus website direct, from USA to UK. Hope it comes quick! :)

    When I originally saw this been developed and then released I was like, why are they making this? Who is it for? And I wasn't going to bother, but then after reading all the good reviews on the optics, resolution, FOV, god rays etc, and everybody saying how good it is to watch Netflix, I thought that sounds good, I can watch Netflix on holiday and in bed with this and also be good to show this to all my family and friends. So I decided to buy it tonight, I went for 64gb version just in case and paid £250.

    One last question, so you said this uses WIFI, does that also mean we can use WIFI hotspotting from our phones? I'm going to Norway/Oslo in July for a 1 week holiday and the hotel says it has WIFI but my normal experience with hotel WIFI isn't very good so if I can hotspot from my phone that would be awesome.

    Thanks for answering my questions.
  • voxelmaniamvoxelmaniam Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    One better than that... A way to stream live video from the Theta S to the headset
    Or from the Gear 360 or the Lenovo Mirage Cam (this only does 180) or the Moka 360... I really want a real world view sooner than later.
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  • fungusmanfungusman Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    Dropbox suggestions:

    Better Dropbox Navigation. I have a pro account, and I at least a100+ folders in it. Scrolling all the way to the right (because folders in Oculus are sorted by creation date!) is super annoying. I hit the home button by mistake and had to do the whole thing over again. IDEALLY a "Favorite" folder would be best (the one folder I made for Oculus use).

    It would be cool if you could COPY YOUR RECORDINGS from the Oculus to your dropbox folder as well.
  • thlong399thlong399 Posts: 18
    NerveGear
    Zenbane said:
    I use Alexa in VR for timers and reminders. Highly recommended; although it would be cool to have that feature in VR itself.

    I do love that you called your GO a Rift, btw.
    :)
    How do you use alexa? Thanks
  • sukhjeetssukhjeets Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    Zenbane said:
    BTW guys, how do Oculus GO connect to internet to watch netflix and download games/apps? Wifi?

    WiFi, sir.

    Ok, great, I've just ordered it from Oculus website direct, from USA to UK. Hope it comes quick! :)

    When I originally saw this been developed and then released I was like, why are they making this? Who is it for? And I wasn't going to bother, but then after reading all the good reviews on the optics, resolution, FOV, god rays etc, and everybody saying how good it is to watch Netflix, I thought that sounds good, I can watch Netflix on holiday and in bed with this and also be good to show this to all my family and friends. So I decided to buy it tonight, I went for 64gb version just in case and paid £250.

    One last question, so you said this uses WIFI, does that also mean we can use WIFI hotspotting from our phones? I'm going to Norway/Oslo in July for a 1 week holiday and the hotel says it has WIFI but my normal experience with hotel WIFI isn't very good so if I can hotspot from my phone that would be awesome.

    Thanks for answering my questions.

    Yes - you can connect it to your phone hotspot.
  • yungbuddhayungbuddha Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    It would be great to have downloads managed from the app before we put on the Go.
  • CowboyRogCowboyRog Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    thlong399 said:
    Zenbane said:
    I use Alexa in VR for timers and reminders. Highly recommended; although it would be cool to have that feature in VR itself.

    I do love that you called your GO a Rift, btw.
    :)
    How do you use alexa? Thanks
    Curious minds want to know.
    I use Alexa a lot and would love to know how you do it.
  • AnnoyedDragonAnnoyedDragon Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    edited May 11
    Considering media is apparently the primary push for the Go rather than games, or at least I heard. Some way to download Netflix movies so you can actually watch them 'one the go' would go a long way to achieving that. It seems bizarre to me that one of the pushed use scenarios is to watch movies while travelling in your own private cinema, but you cannot download them to the device to watch them in the first place.

    What use is a travel mode in the Netflix app, if you cannot use Netflix while travelling due to the lack of a internet connection or ability to store movies locally?
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