This site has been archived and remains strictly as a historical reference for developers who actively maintain apps built using the legacy Google VR SDK, which was last updated in 2019 and is no longer receiving updates.
  • All developers actively developing experiences for Google Cardboard should use the new open source Cardboard SDKs for iOS, Android NDK, and Unity XR Plugin. These new SDKs offer streamlined APIs, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning.
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase as of October 15, 2019. Existing apps on supported devices are unaffected for users who previously installed those applications. It is no longer possible to opt-in to Daydream distribution via Google Play.

Deprecated List


  • Member gvr::GvrApi::GetContext ()
  • Use cobj() instead.
  • Member gvr::GvrApi::GetContext () const
  • Use cobj() instead.
  • Member gvr_controller_state_get_recentering (const gvr_controller_state *state)
  • Use gvr_controller_state_get_recentered instead.
  • Member gvr_distort_to_screen (gvr_context *gvr, int32_t texture_id, const gvr_buffer_viewport_list *viewport_list, gvr_mat4f head_space_from_start_space, gvr_clock_time_point target_presentation_time)
  • Use the Swap Chain API instead. This function exists only to support legacy rendering pathways for Cardboard devices. It is incompatible with the low-latency experiences supported by async reprojection.
  • Member gvr_get_head_space_from_start_space_rotation (const gvr_context *gvr, const gvr_clock_time_point time)
  • Calls to this method can be safely replaced by calls to gvr_get_head_space_from_start_space_transform. The new API reflects that the call can return a full 6DoF transform when supported by both the host platform and the client application.
  • Member gvr_reset_tracking (gvr_context *gvr)
  • Calls to this method can be safely replaced by calls to gvr_recenter_tracking. This accomplishes the same effects but avoids the undesirable side-effects of a full reset (temporary loss of tracking quality).