WebVR – Break down barriers and bring Virtual Reality to your viewers!

Many people wouldn’t be very surprised to hear that Virtual Reality still presents many obstacles. The user has to own a VR device, then they have to download the app… the list goes on.

That’s why we chose to integrate WebVR into our product.

WebVR is in fact the wrong term in this instance. WebVR is the technology we use to bring Virtual Reality to the web through our mobfish VR STUDIO.

In this feature article, we’ll show you the advantages of WebVR, how you can start using it today and discuss the shortcomings we’re currently facing with this technology.

WebVR Demo – Putting a selection of 360° cameras to the test!

Controlling the Virtual Reality application in the browser is very intuitive and easy to use. Simply use the mouse to drag the image back and forth in order to navigate its entirety. If you are currently viewing this page from your mobile phone, you can simply rotate your device to look around. (You will always find a “Back” button if you look at the ground).

In this short and simple WebVR Demo we opted to use four different cameras. Our goal was to compare the quality of the 360° degree media created in the mobfish VR STUDIO.

Diese Bilder haben wir ganz einfach in unseren Webeditor hochgeladen und diese WebVR Demo mit wenigen Klicks erstellt.

Look out for further information on the results and the different camera qualities coming soon in a dedicated blog post.

The advantages of Virtual Reality in a browser.

Probably the biggest argument for WebVR is that it reduces the requirements that traditional VR presents!

Users of the application don’t have to install bulky software packages or apps. As a prospective app creator, you can simply send your VR worlds via a link.

Our product mobfish VR STUDIO is designed so that you don’t have to be an expert, professional or programmer to build your own VR Apps. With the mobfish VR STUDIO all you need is a little bit of creative talent.

The WebVR feature is particularly advantageous when it comes to our software, because you can quickly see results. App authors no longer have to install an app to see if a particular element is positioned in the correct place.

WebVR makes it very easy to use existing marketing channels. Our web version of the mobfish VR STUDIO can be integrated into an existing website as simply as a YouTube player by means of Iframe.

Disadvantages of WebVR

As with most topics, there are always some negative aspects alongside great positive effects.

It is true that WebVR is there to make Virtual Reality available on all devices.

But.

Unfortunately, many browsers do not yet come fully equipped with the new technology that is required for this.

It is precisely because WebVR is intended to cover a huge range of different desktop computers, smartphones and browsers, that this is still problematic today – as not all browsers support WebVR. Here you can find a detailed list of browsers that do support WebVR.

Thankfully we can breathe a sigh of relief!

Our development team has ensured that WebVR works in all major browsers, regardless of whether the web browser itself supports it natively or not. This unfortunately leads to minor quality losses in some cases, but this is a manageable problem as more and more browser manufacturers are working hard to support the latest standards.

Our WebVR solution also does not yet implement all the features of the mobbish VR STUDIO. However, the same applies here as for browser support – we are constantly developing our product to meet these needs.

On the whole it is only a matter of time before the disadvantages mentioned above will be removed from this article!

These specific features are already supported by the mobfish VR STUDIO!

Videos or pictures as background medium for a scene. Our WebVR feature currently supports specific formats in all possible resolutions:

Photos

  • 360° mono equirectangular
  • 360° stereo equirectangular (top/bottom)

Videos

  • 360° mono equirectangular
  • 360° stereo equirectangular (top/bottom)

Neben den 360° rundumblick setzten wir mit dem mobfish VR STUDIO natürlich auf Interaktivität. Dafür kannst Du in deine VR-Welten sogenannte Hotspots einbauen. Zur Übersicht unserer Hotspots.

Currently supported in WebVR:

  • Images (incl. audio support)
  • Weblinks
  • Scene Links

Our team of developers is continuously striving to make the functions of the PLAYER360 app as accurate as possible.

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