Web development with WebXR: Bring VR and Augmented Reality into the browser

SEP 12, 2021

table of contents

  1. Web development with WebXR: Bring VR and Augmented Reality into the browser
  2. WebXR on the net
  3. Requirements for integration
  4. Start the XR session
  5. Movement and interaction
  6. WebXR browser extension

Read article in iX 9/2021

Users should actually experience a website, feel emotions and identify with the content. So much for the idea behind user experience. Usually, users consume web content via traditional end devices such as notebooks, desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Due to the technical limitations of the devices, people can only get involved with what is shown. This is exactly where it sets in Immersive Web at. Immersion describes the immersion in a virtual reality. This can go so far that users experience the VR world as real.

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Modern browsers allow such an immersive user experience through a new interface: the WebXR API. Although its development is still in its infancy, the purposes of the API are already clearly recognizable. In addition, large companies such as Google, Mozilla or Oculus have shown great interest in the development and distribution of the interface. For developers, this raises questions such as: Can the new technology already be used? How does it affect development and what can you do with it?

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