Have you heard the news? WebVR is now available in Chrome for Android!

written by Jessica Lacombe

screenshot of Within in Chrome browser - Google will be making this available to all mobile Chrome users, no downloads necessary! This is just one example of websites prepping for this!

screenshot of Within in Chrome browser - Google will be making this available to all mobile Chrome users, no downloads necessary! This is just one example of websites prepping for this!

Have you heard the news? WebVR is now available in Chrome for Android! WebVR takes data from your phone, like phone position, orientation and input device feedback and communicates it to your mobile browser.

But what does that mean for you? 

This will allow you, as a VR user, to access VR content directly through your Chrome mobile browser rather than having you download or install any other programs. This could eventually do away with the need to have several VR video apps installed directly on your phone.

Any user can access VR content now using Chrome on their mobile phone or desktop without a headset. Google Daydream owners are the first to be able to experience in-browser VR content with a VR headset. Google does have plans to expand WebVR support to it's Cardboard platform which will allow iPhone users and all other mobile users to experience in-browser VR in a VR KiX headset!
Do you have a Daydream headset? Give WebVR and Chrome a try! Sketchfab, a 3D/VR content sharing company, recently added Daydream support. Now viewing your favorite Sketchfab video is as easy updating your Chrome mobile browser to the latest version, opening the video and popping the phone into your headset. WebVR takes over from there and allows you to access all of Sketchfab VR without downloading anything!

Other VR ready sites include MatterportBear 71Within, and WebVR Lab. Happy browsing! 

Get Social in VR with vTime

written by Jessica Lacombe, VRKiX.com

Technology is changing, and with that, so will the ways that we connect with others. vTime has made social VR possible, allowing you to download their app and meet with your friends in VR!
So none of your friends are online? You are not limited to your own friends list! vTime allows you to join existing conversations, whether they be random chats or conversations created based on trending internet topics. 

vTime launched in November 2015 and is available for both android users and iPhone users! Their goal is to connect users across all sorts of platforms including laptops, smartphones, and consoles. 

In vTime, you customize your very own avatar, right down to the eye color, hair style and clothing. The developers opted not to include the ability to walk around or use the avatar's hands and arms, as they feel there are too many controllers and input devices to support them all. They plan to leave these features out until a more standard controller emerges. 

The app works in a way similar to the social media we are used to. You can add friends to a friends list and from there, start conversations with them. When you start a new conversation, you are the host, and your avatar will wear a crown on its head. You can choose from 12 different destinations as your meeting place, including a sandy beach, a private plane and a space station. Your friends' avatars will join you and you can talk in real time, share ideas, take avatar selfies, share your favorite videos and more.