Google launches WebXR experiments: Soon you will be able to explore your Google Photos in Augmented Reality. WebXR is the new standard to make Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) accessible through the web. Thanks to this standard we can enjoy the animals and 3D objects of Google search, but this is not the only thing that this technology allows us to do.
The potential of WebXR is immense, and to prove it, the Google Creative Lab department has launched a collection of experiments to inspire developers to create tools and new VR and AR experiences that can be accessed from any web browser and modern device.
Google launches WebXR experiments
Google has introduced four WebXR experiments, although only three are available as of today. There is an experiment with Google Photos coming out soon. In the following video we can see the following experiments at work:
- Floom: An experiment that allows us to create a tunnel through the Earth in augmented reality to see what is at the other end of the Earth.
- Sodar: This experiment is a tool that helps us to maintain the social distance of 2 meters.
- Measure Up: This is a tool that allows us to measure the height, width, and length of objects.
- Picturescape: Soon we will be able to see our Google Photos in augmented reality while we walk around.
To try these experiments we only have to enter the WebXR Experiments site from a compatible mobile device and compatible browser. Most web browsers are compatible with WebXR.