Google announced that the Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible as of June 30, 2021.
For the past several years, Google Expeditions enabled immersive VR learning experiences for millions of students around the world with Tour Creator. Through Expeditions and Tour Creator, educators took students on new adventures to experience far-away places or learn about cultures unlike their own.
How long will the Expeditions app be available for download?
The Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible effective June 30, 2021.
Can I continue to use Expeditions and Tour Creator until June 30, 2021?
Yes, you can continue to use Expeditions and Tour creator until June 30, 2021. After this date, you won’t be able to:
- Download and use the Google Expeditions app.
- Access Tour Creator.
- Create new tours or download any of your published tours.
If I've downloaded the app prior to June 30th, will the app still work?
No, the Expeditions app will no longer work after June 30, 2021. You won’t have access to guided tours through Expedition, but you can participate in single player tours.
What is changing?
In the past four years, RobotLAB was the leading partner for Google Expeditions and the only one certified to ship Google Expeditions Kits globally. Following Google’s decision to stop their VR efforts, discontinuing Google Day Dream, RobotLAB decided to take advantage of this opportunity and introduce VR Expeditions 2.0TM.
RobotLAB VR Expeditions 2.0™ is inspired by the great work Google did, and following feedback from thousands of educators, RobotLAB created a VR tool tailored to educators’ needs.
Content – A unique partnership with Encyclopædia Britannica® to bring high-quality, curated, and tailored content, along with student hand-outs and additional teacher resources that make educators' life easier.
Visuals – In Expeditions 2.0™, all the 360-degrees photos and videos are high definition, 4k resolution, and designed to bring the best of the world to your classroom, in HD quality.
Classroom Management – A new feature was developed from the ground up. Now teachers can create playlists and save expeditions for offline teaching, without any need for internet access. Create classes and track the progress per class is an essential tool for educators struggling to manage their time more efficiently.
Our commitment to educators is above and beyond anything else. No matter where you got your kit from, we will retrofit it to run VR Expeditions 2.0!
Discover more about VR Expeditions 2.0 with RobotLAB!