SideQuest URL for Experimental Application Lab Games
SideQuest’s new Applab.games URL seems to be a very useful option for those looking for experimental Oculus Quest games to install without a PC.
The new page has just been uploaded from SideQuest with 16 apps already listed at the time of writing. Clicking on any of them takes you straight to a listing on the Oculus website where you can purchase it or add it to your Quest library.
App Lab titles are basically unlisted software versions that have standards that are easier to get approval for than the Oculus Quest store versions. Developers can build a community and test experimental ideas with an App Lab version.
SideQuest is actually an alternative app store for experimental Quest titles from the original headset released in 2019. Its software usually requires a PC and a USB cable to transfer to the headset, but App Lab is now removing the PC from the headset. process.
Applab.games gives game developers a directory they can use and a memorable URL they can share, from a company already well known to Quest buyers. The site isn’t the only such aggregator for App Lab content, but SideQuest is already popular with many developers and many Quest owners are already familiar with the SideQuest brand.
Oculus Quest 2 is on its way to mainstream acceptance, Facebook executives say, and some recently released figures show that a large percentage of developers are earning significant revenue through the all-in-one VR headset’s Oculus Store. App Lab doesn’t guarantee a path to the Oculus Store, but we’ll be watching it closely for any cool apps our readers should know about.