Mozilla firefox 55 to get a WebVR update for immersive web experience.
Our mission is to keep the Internet open to innovators, creators, and builders on the web. Virtual Reality is set to change the future of web interaction. The ability for anyone to access and enjoy VR experiences is critical. This is why Mozilla set out to bring virtual reality to web browsers, and why we are enabling WebVR in Firefox.
Mozilla firefox 55 to get WebVR update today on 8th August for immersive web experience in the browser itself. Firefox will be joining the ranks of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, which also added web-based VR functionality this past year. official blog
WebVR transforms VR into a first-class experience on the web, giving it the infinite possibilities found in the openness and interoperability of the Web Platform. When coupled with WebGL to render 3D graphics, these APIs transform the browser into a platform that allows VR content to be published to the Web and instantaneously consumed from any capable VR device.
Mozilla’s open-source web browser will soon be compatible with virtual reality headsets, as Firefox’s big update Tuesday adds support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It’s something that has been in the works for Mozilla for a while, using a standard called WebVR that allows browsers to run virtual-reality experiences. It’s already available in Firefox Nightly, the pre-release version of Mozilla’s browser, and has very limited availability in Servo, a browser engine built by individual developers and sponsored by Mozilla.
However, WebVR isn’t the only feature coming with Firefox 55. In addition to the usual stability and security updates, the latest version also includes Firefox Screenshots — a new way to capture images on your screen, edit and export them in a shareable format without leaving your browser. Screenshots expire in two weeks unless manually set to last longer.
“you can easily capture an element on screen, an arbitrary region, the visible page, or the complete page including parts scrolled off screen.” Screenshots will roll out gradually with only some people seeing the feature on release day.
Create virtual reality experiences for the browser with A-Frame. This Mozilla-supported framework is powerful, open source, and is easy to learn. Though Mozilla started working on VR, but AR will be the next challenge which will hit the developer very soon.