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Rift and Go Shared Experience

3DDarren3DDarren Posts: 25 Oculus Start Member
I've been looking through the avatar docs and searching the forum and couldn't find an answer to a question I have.

Is it possible to have a shared experience between oculus go and oculus rift using avatars? When I think about the process of how avatars are spawned by having to use the id of the generated app you would have 2 different app ids. One for the rift and one for go/gearvr. So I'm thinking it's not possible. I'm thinking the only way it might be possible it not to use the avatar system like the catan VR game. But if anyone has any insight on this please do share!


  • Ross_BeefRoss_Beef Posts: 170 Oculus Staff
    edited July 2018
    Hi @3DDarren ; - Yes, totally possible. Specifically, though, you need to ensure that you have created an app grouping (dev center left side nav, under your organization > settings > app groupings).

    This enables you to have a shared App-scoped ID for each user.

    In thinking through app design, it may be worth reading this post regarding Rift / Go movement in the world:

    Best of luck, let us know how you get on!

  • Arc8ngelArc8ngel Posts: 43 Oculus Start Member
    AltSpaceVR has a Go client, Rift client, and 2D desktop client.  They're not using Oculus' avatars specifically, but it shows the possibility of cross-play.
  • 3DDarren3DDarren Posts: 25 Oculus Start Member
    @Ross_Beef ; Thank you for the quick informative response. 
  • 3DDarren3DDarren Posts: 25 Oculus Start Member
    So I just grouped my apps together. They both still have different id's. Does that matter or because they are grouped they will be able to see each others avatars?
  • spacefrogspacefrog Posts: 50
    Hiro Protagonist
    They keep different app id's despite using app grouping. This is totally okay, as you have to use those two appid's specifically in your app ( depending wether the app runs on mobile/gearvr/Go or rift ). Platform and Avatar SDK's use those two distinct app id's, in case of unity you would enter them in the respective inspector fields ( look for Platform SDK and Avatar SDK Settings in  the unity menue )
  • Ross_BeefRoss_Beef Posts: 170 Oculus Staff
    Apologies - have amended my comment above - they can share the same app scoped user ID’ when in an app grouping
  • BaptisteGrBaptisteGr Posts: 30
    Brain Burst
    @Ross_Beef Is it possible to create a moderated room that welcomes users from apps in the the same grouping? Since each moderated room is being linked to an app id I am wondering how we can achieve this.

    Thank you!
  • Ross_BeefRoss_Beef Posts: 170 Oculus Staff
    yes, I believe you'd just link the moderated room to the app grouping ID instead of the app ID.
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