Introduction of ‘WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android’, by Google
Today, in a blog post, Google shared details that the latest beta of Chrome designed for Android has adopted the WebVR API. You can now enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset. Google’s new WebVR API takes a piece of action, allowing the use of VR web browsing.
With this information, the web developers will have an access both to the input and output capabilities of mobile VR devices, the controllers and to the super pertinent data such as the headset position plus all alignment information.
This news of APIs and betas may be a bit little boring, but it will definitely throw open the floodgates of VR access on the web. It may also give the creators a place for VR content that isn’t YouTube or Facebook.
WebVR API is still in its testing stages and will undergo changes based on the feedbacks received from developers. WebVR will be siphoned to the desktop platforms and Google’s low cost Cardboard in a future Chrome release.