We have gathered frequently asked questions from the developer community and have provided the answers below for your reference.
There are multiple steps involved in the review process, and you should receive notification throughout each stage of the review. If you have concerns about a deadline that you need approved by, we recommend submitting for review two to three weeks in advance.
While it is not a requirement to use the release channels, we recommend that you manage your builds in this way. This is the most effective method of deploying to specific users for testing as well as managing different builds.
Samsung S7E: SM-G935A (USA AT&T)
Samsung S7: SM-G930A (USA AT&T)
Samsung S6: SM-G920A (USA AT&T)
Samsung S6E: SM-G925A (USA AT&T)
Samsung Note 5: SM-N920A (USA AT&T)
Samsung Note 4: SM-N910A (USA AT&T) (If your app supports Note 4)
NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290
Sometimes there is a lag between approval of your app and display in the Store. Your app will go live the morning after approval has been granted.
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S7E
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6E
Samsung Note 5
Check your player settings and make sure "Virtual Reality Supported" is checked and that "Oculus" is in the list of supported devices.
There are two things you can look into to solve this problem:
Check and make sure that you have added both OVRManager and OVRPlatform script files to your scene.
The headset must be on your head for touch haptics to be activated.
Unity’s render statistics report a higher FPS than reality because they track all cameras. You should only take into account the Oculus script’s FPS reading.
The command to set the pixel density in UE4 is 'hmd pd'. You need to detect what phone you're running on and scale it up to increase the quality.
No. The stereo cubemap won’t line up with 3D content when the user’s head pose has any pitch or roll.
There are two ways to render a portal: rendering to a texture for the content on the other side of the portal and regular render and stencil in the foreground geometry. The second approach is definitely going to work better performance wise on the Gear due to bandwidth limitations.
Here are some helpful links:
We currently do not recommend using HDR on mobile platforms. This is because HDR consumes far more texture bandwidth than the regular pipeline.
In unreal engines 4.13+ there is the ability to use a cubemap overlays to perform this function.
You will need to tick the LeftTexture box in Cubemap Overlays Properties to enable it.
See the documentation here:https://developer.oculus.com/documentation/game-engines/latest/concepts/unreal-overlay/
Yes. See the following instructions: All the parameters that in blueprint are given to AddLoadingSplashScreen can also be written in the DefaultEngine.ini file of their game (Config/DefaultEngine.ini), as shown:
(most of those parameters are optional)
Starting October 8, 2020, all Oculus developers will need to verify their accounts by providing a payment method and/or phone number.
If you’ve set up 2-fac with your Oculus account, you’re already in compliance and do not need to verify.
If you’ve already added a payment method (excluding Paypal), you’re already in compliance and do not need to verify.
Developers in organizations with bank account information (i.e. published apps) will be exempt. If you belong to multiple Orgs, all Orgs will need to have bank account info, otherwise the individual will see the verification prompt.
Existing developers will have until February 1, 2021 to add verification. New developers will be required to verify starting October 8, 2020.
As of February 1, 2021, if you do not verify your developer account, your account will be locked on Developer Dashboard, which means you cannot make updates to your apps or access information about your apps until you verify your account. As we continue to improve our tools, we may apply additional restrictions in the future, including locking your account on other Oculus surfaces.
No. Only developers requesting access to those platform features that require oversight, which include User ID, User Profile, Avatars, Deep Linking, Friends, Invites, Matchmaking, In-App Purchase, and Parties.
You will receive a notification via email and also be notified within the Oculus Developer Dashboard upon login. If you know your app uses any of the platform features that require oversight, you can proactively complete the checkup beginning October 8, 2020. If your app does not use any of the platform features that require oversight, you do not need to complete Data Use Checkup.
Starting October 8:
You will need to renew your certification on an annual basis, starting from the day the first certification was approved. You will receive a warning 90 days before the certification renewal is due.
If your application is live in the Oculus Store, you will have 90 days to complete the Data Use Checkup process once notified. Notifications will be sent via email to the email address associated with your Oculus account. If you do not complete Oculus Data Use Checkup within the 90-day window, your app will be removed from the Store until the checkup is completed. If you still haven’t completed it by October 1st, 2021 your access to Oculus Platform features will be revoked.
Going forward, you will need to renew your certification annually starting from the day your first certification was approved. You will receive a warning 90 days before your certification is due. If you have not completed the certification by that deadline your app will be removed from the Store. If you have still not completed the certification by 30 days after that deadline, your app’s access to Oculus Platform features will be revoked.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25, 2018, creates consistent data protection rules across Europe. It applies to all companies that process personal data about individuals in the EU, regardless of where the company is based. Processing is defined as anything related to personal data, including how a company handles and manages data, such as collecting, storing, using and destroying data.
Each company is responsible for complying with the GDPR, just as they are responsible for complying with the laws that apply to them today.
Whether or not your app is compliant depends on many factors that we cannot evaluate for you. It is your responsibility as the developer to make sure that your app complies with the GDPR.
In light of the GDPR, we are offering new tools and information to people who use our services to help them better control their privacy and understand how Oculus uses information. For information about some of the efforts we're taking to make sure we are complying with the GDPR, see our blog post here.