Immersive Web Weekly

Issue #002, May 28, 2018,

- Jordan Santell

First Annual WebXR Week

The first annual WebXR Week is a global community effort to organize WebXR events all over the world. The week will kick off later in June (June 25th - July 1st, 2018) with SF WebXR Weekend Challenge, Virtuleap's WebXR Hackathon, and more events TBD.

Standalone VR: A Developer's Review

A deep dive into the first wave of all-in-one headsets recently released (Vive Focus, Oculus Go, Mirage Solo), comparing tech specs, price, comfort, development, WebVR support and more. The most wholistic comparison between this generation of VR devices.

Social VR's best platform is the open web, not walled gardens

Amir Bozorgzadeh argues that the open web and progressive enhancement is key for broader immersive adoption, while the VR industry bets on high fidelity hardware and beefy specs.

Mozilla Reality at AR Chicago, CHIVR

Chicago community groups AR Chicago and CHIVR hosted the Mozilla Reality team, where they presented their work on Firefox Reality, a web browser designed for VR and AR headsets, Mozilla Hubs, a social WebVR experience, and their work on exploring standards.

Introducing Mixed Reality and the Immersive Web

A look at building mixed reality experiences on the web using WebXR Viewer, WebARonARCore and WebARonARKit, from Samsung's Peter O'Shaughnessy.

WebVR as a Sales Tool

Roland Dubois details the process of designing and developing a WebVR experience to show off several service platforms.

JanusVR's Vesta now supports hosting A-Frame