WebVR is an emerging technology that aims to present virtual reality content in traditional web browsing interfaces

The experience is delivered through a JavaScript API that provides support for virtual reality devices. A work in progress specification – written by pioneering developers from Google and Mozilla – can be found on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) github.

A demo of WebVR can be found on the A-Frame website.

Not only is the long term ambition of WebVR to democratise virtual reality content, but it also provides a great way to create quick VR prototypes and experiments before investing in full production using tools like Unreal Engine and Unity. Technology agency B-Reel discusses this prototyping approach in their blog.

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