Implementing WEBVR in Google Chrome with Brandon Jones
Hello listeners! On today’s show I speak with Brandon Jones a software developer at Google and the man behind the implementation of the Web VR api standards and tools for the Google Chrome web browser. Come along as we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of webvr, how to get people to develop for webvr and much more.
NOTE: I have lost the last 5 minutes of this conversation, somehow the file became corrupted. My apologies for the inconvenience.
Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about.
40: Intro and what Brandon has been up to. The story behind webvr
2:40 What does standardization look like for webvr?
6:00 How far off are we from a reality where webvr will be seamless for consumers.
11:50 How long before we turn the virtual realityHMD into an interconnected teleportation device?
17:47 The chicken vs the egg paradox with webvr
18:05 How do you incentivize developers to come work on the webvr platform? How to monetize developing on webvr
27:30 The general advantages/disavantages of utilizing webvr vs. Unity in expanding or improving a business.
32:53 Designing VR for the web and how to go about it.
36:30 When will VR find it’s ‘mouse’?
42:10 Nailing down the latency challenge. Experimenting with Timewarp with WebVR content.
45:00 What does Google stand to gain by utilizing WebVR/Webgl ?
49:12 How invested is Google in virtual reality? Boston Dynamics telepresence enabled robot has neither been confirmed nor denied.
Thanks again to Brandon for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening.
Keep in touch with Brandon with the links below:
Cool Real Estate tool Brandon Talked about was talking about: http://realestate.matterport.com/listing/luxury-home/
WebVR Mailing List: https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/web-vr-discuss
Brandon’s Blog: http://tojicode.com/
How to fold a Julia Fractal: http://acko.net/blog/how-to-fold-a-julia-fractal/