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sydney-363244_960_720Australia may not yet hold a reputation for being one of the world’s foremost innovators in the virtual reality space, but that is changing a little more with each passing day.

On Monday, VRJournal learned that the Velpic virtual reality app is now live and available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store for download to iPhone and Android devices.

The app is available for free and will be featured in a national roadshow today in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

“The Company is also pleased to announce it will begin phase two of its VR product roadmap,” reads a provided statement. “Phase two will allow customers to create entry-level bespoke VR content themselves within Velpic’s Learning Management System (LMS). This will further extend Velpic’s global first mover advantage becoming the first LMS to offer VR lesson creation seamlessly right within the LMS platform. This significantly reduces the complexity, cost and time of VR lesson creation, enabling anyone to build simple entry-level VR immersive experiences.”

By the firm’s own admission in Monday’s announcement, VR has now extended beyond its early uses within entertainment and is now being used in retail, real estate, healthcare and now education and training.

By 2018 it is expected over 17 million people will be active users of VR products. VR training offers a more engaging form of learning that has proven to result in higher knowledge retention – estimated to be 80% vs 20% retention from traditional training methods.

Russell Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Velpic asserts that virtual reality learning is “proving to be an engaging and fun learning experience which leads to increased knowledge retention.”

To learn more about Velpic, click here.

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