DingTalk, the work collaboration platform run by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, has launched a native app for Apple’s newly released Vision Pro headset, allowing users to send messages and hold video meetings in a three-dimensional virtual environment.
The Vision Pro version of DingTalk is equipped with special features, including options to display multiple windows and draw on the screen using hand gestures, according to the app. Alibaba is the owner of the South China Morning Post.
DingTalk on visionOS also supports Persona, a Vision Pro feature that lets users create realistic avatars of themselves by scanning their faces, to be used in video calls. These avatars are designed to be digital representations of the users, recreating their facial expressions by tracking their movements in real time.
DingTalk joins several Chinese apps that have announced support for Apple’s new headset, which is currently available only in the US, although the Californian giant reportedly has plans to introduce the device to other markets later, including China.
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DingTalk’s mixed-reality app will face competition from a flurry of productivity apps available on the Apple headset. The US tech giant said last week that more than one million apps will eventually be compatible with the Vision Pro, 600 of them built specifically to take advantage of the device’s unique spatial experience.
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