A virtual listing website has opened up for properties in virtual cities, offering a way for developers to showcase their properties in a virtual, live environment.
The site, called Vivids, is designed to let developers show off their properties without having to build them from scratch.
VividSites has now been in beta testing for a month, with the first wave of users expected to see their homes listed within the next few days.
Developers are required to sign a contract for a developer to be allowed to showcase the property in their virtual city, and to keep the site running on a dedicated server.
This is a significant step for developers as the Vivid platform is designed for a virtual world where the physical world is usually the only source of data.
Developers will need to put in a few hours a day for Vivid’s servers to run, which is costly, but the platform is meant to be self-sustaining.
Vitts is designed so that developers can upload their own data as well as share it with other developers in order to provide data about the properties, including how much rent is owed and other data that might be useful.
Developers who want to showcase properties in their own virtual city can register and create a virtual property in order for that data to be available.
Developers can choose from a range of different properties that are either public or private.
Public properties are rented out for a set amount of time, while private properties are used for their owner, but not for the public.
Developers and users alike will be able to see properties in the virtual city that are not currently on the Vitt platform.
This could be the most significant change for developers and property owners.
Viddings is not a complete virtual city platform.
Developers still have to create a website, upload a large amount of data, and build a virtual city.
Vizag, a property management service, has already launched a similar platform, Vividz, which aims to give developers a way to showcase and manage their properties.
But Vivid is aimed specifically at developers who want a better experience than a single website can provide.
“The Vivid site is an experiment for us, and we’re happy with how it turned out,” said Vidish Shah, vice president and chief executive officer at Vizag.
“This is a very cool approach to building a virtual space.
You don’t have to build a building, and you don’t need to build the physical place, you just build the data.”
Shah said the new site is still a work in progress, and he doesn’t expect to have the site up and running for everyone until sometime next year.