Virtual Concerts & Digital Healthcare Options – Discussing the Future of VR with Tech Visionary Rohith Bhat

By Codrin Arsene

Rohith Bhat, CEO at Robosoft Technologies

For the past 20 years, Rohith Bhat has stood at the forefront of the highly competitive world of product and app development. Bhat proved he was a visionary when he founded Robosoft Technologies in 1996 as a development center for Macintosh’s OS. Today, this may seem like a no-brainer, but 20 years ago, Apple was on its last legs, and there were real doubts whether the company would dissolve.

But Bhat saw something valuable in the way Steve Jobs’ company did business, and this willingness to take a left turn when most other entrepreneurs turn right has been a hallmark of his business philosophy, especially in the sustained success of Robosoft – his pride and joy.

Robosoft – based in Udupi, India – has built high-end software under the mantra of, “Made in India, for the world,” and in 2008, it became one of the first app development companies in the world. To date, Robosoft has built more than 1,500 apps across multiple domains and for major brands throughout the world such as McDonalds, WalmartLabs, JCPenney, Disney, Viacom18 and Pearson. The company has a team of 500 in Udupi, all inspired by Bhat’s three core principles: emotion, engineering and great design.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Bhat founded 99Games and Global Delight, Robosoft subsidiaries that are focused on creating mobile games, as well as audio, video and imaging apps for web-based, desktop and mobile-based platforms.

By 2011, Robosoft had released some of the most successful in-house desktop apps in the industry including Boom (an audio enhancer), Camera Plus (augmented camera with unique features), and Game Your Video (a video-making app). Boom won the “Best of Show 2011” award at Macworld Expo 2011, and Game Your Video won the “Best of Show 2012” award at Macworld Expo 2012.

Despite his success, Bhat will always retain a visionary spirit when it comes to emerging technologies, so it’s no surprise that he has now turned his attention to the exciting field of augmented reality, where he hopes to provide consumers with immersive experiences in a number of different scenarios. We spoke to Bhat about mobile apps for virtual reality and augmented reality, and his plans for the future.

Q: Before we proceed, can you just define the differences between virtual reality and augmented reality?

Rohith Bhat: That’s an excellent question. Well, augmented reality, also known as AR, is sort of a combination of virtual reality and things you would see in real life. These days, developers have become proficient at coming up with sounds and images that seamlessly fit into the real world. But enhancing the audio-visual experience so that the mobile interaction becomes more realistic, exciting and entertaining- that’s where Augmented Reality comes into play. So in a nutshell, Augmented Reality is really focused on keeping the user-experience based in real-world dynamics, even though the overall experience is augmented through creative images, graphics and sounds built within a mobile application.

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