In recent years, The popularity of Virtual Reality (VR) technology has grown rapidly. Companies are now showing their interest in this new technology and how we can expect Google will lag in this race. That’s why Google has now come up with its new WebVR API for the web. In their official chromium blog, Google has shared the news that the latest beta version of Chrome has got the access to WebVR API.
With the release of WebVR API to the web, it will open the gates for some cool VR effects which was limited earlier. Now the WebVR API will enable the input and output capabilities for virtual reality devices and provide important data like user’s position and orientation to give a perfect VR experience to the users.
Since Google is all set to bring WebVR API in chrome for Android. Therefore, the beta version of Chrome 56 for Android is available for web developers. Through Origin Trails web developers can sign up and this will enable WebVR API and GamePad API extension for them. As a developer thing which attracted me most is the working of GamePad API. It provides access to inputs from motion controllers and enables natural interaction in VR.
A lot of developers are pretty excited about this multi-platform nature of WebVR API. Google has hinted that in a future release of Chrome we will see the extended support for Desktop also.