Google comes to method for embedding in virtual reality websites and apps

Mar

31

2016

Google has come up with a method to embed photos and videos in virtual reality on websites and in apps. On websites is done through an iframe, apps via the Cardboard SDK, which was released Wednesday for iOS.

The VR content in the browser allows users through swipe on the screen or mouse clicks to look around in virtual reality, while smartphone users can use a Cardboard glasses, says Google. Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari Edge support all method. On smartphones iOS 8 or higher for iPhones and version 4.4 or later for devices on Android.

Fri footage must be stored in equirect-pano format. For photos Google recommends jpg, png and poison all work well. Videos must be mp4 with h264 encoding. The technology works through the SDK of Cardboard on Android and iOS, by adding a few lines of code. Google at the same time presents a Cardboard SDK for iOS .

To view the images in apps on smartphones are using a Cardboard-compatible VR goggles. Google presented the first Cardboard two years ago at its developer conference I / O, and now there are many variants available.

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