Putting the VR in VRify

VRify Where mining meets technology
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We’d like to introduce an app called VRify – a platform for the modern investor which is now available in the iOS App Store and to the Web (vrify.com). We have formed a partnership with the executive team at VRify, collaborating on the design and development of the VRify app. VRify provided the understanding and connections in the public markets while we provided the technical and engineering expertise behind the app.

What is VRify /ˈverɪfaɪ/?

VRify is a communications platform connecting investors to resource companies through a single portal. It allows companies to easily share information on their newsfeed, create their own profile and answer any questions investors might have regarding the site and operations. The platform’s most prominent feature is the 360 virtual tour which allows investors to view and navigate through remote sites and facilities without having to leave the office. This immersive 3D experience empowers investors to do their research and due diligence using modern technology.

The Challenge

Having worked with us on a previous project, the VRify executive team approached Two Tall Totems with a vision. They saw a huge opportunity in the mining industry where technology has not been a priority.

With our previous experience in virtual reality, 360 tours and all things mobile, we joined VRify founder Steve De Jong to help revolutionize a technologically archaic industry. You could say that our mission was to put the VR in VRify (cheesy but too good not to use).

While we had all the technical expertise in the world, we were clueless when it came to the mining sector. In order to help us better understand their world, Steve recommended that we attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto to get a sense of what was going on in the industry.

Sure enough, Chris and David came back from PDAC blown away by the technology (or lack thereof) at the convention. It was definitely a different world; one that has been able to stay lucrative despite being so behind in tech. It became immediately clear to them the opportunity that the VRify team had been talking about. There was space; perhaps best characterized as a generational gap from the rest of the world.

Putting Gears into Motion

And so…for the first time, we dipped our toes into the mining industry. Back in Vancouver, Two Tall Totems sat down with Steve to flesh out the details and kick off VRify. Working closely together, we released a mobile application to the iOS app store as well as the website that included the following features:

  • A newsfeed of company events happening in the mining industry
  • A map with the mining sites around the world
  • Immersive 360 VR tours of “VRified” sites and facilities right from the palm of your hand
  • Intuitive navigation between different parts of the mining site
  • In-depth descriptions of elements around the site
  • A list of mining companies and their stock prices
  • The ability to follow your company of choice and receive the latest updates

We are extremely excited about this partnership with VRify. Part of our mission is to solve real world problems through technology, and VRify allows us to do just that. The best part of creating an app is seeing it come to life, and being used. We can’t wait to see where this goes.