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.
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.
We easily uploaded these images to our web editor and created this WebVR demo with just a few clicks.
Look out for further information on the results and the different camera qualities coming soon in a dedicated blog post.
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.
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.
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 mobfish 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!
Videos or pictures as background medium for a scene. Our WebVR feature currently supports specific formats in all possible resolutions:
In addition to the 360° panoramic view, the mobfish VR STUDIO also enables interactivity. This means you can integrate so-called hotspots into your VR worlds. Go to the overview of our hotspots.
Currently supported in WebVR:
Our team of developers is continuously striving to make the functions of the mobfish VR STUDIO app as accurate as possible.
Do you have more specific questions about the development status of some parts of WebVR? If so, please don’t hesitate to ask us via live chat or by filling out our contact form. We are here for you during your project!
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