phpBB and WebVR

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phpBB and WebVR

Post by Meis2M » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:58 pm

Hi
what is your idea to see WebVR in phpBB ?

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Re: phpBB and WebVR

Post by DavidIQ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:03 pm

For what exactly? WebVR sounds like something for a very specific audience that is very small so would best be served by an extension, if at all. IMHO VR is just a gimmick that will slow down to a crawl just like many other such peripherals.
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Post by Meis2M » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:01 pm

you should see the future not now... WebVR is new technology in web design.

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https://w3c.github.io/webvr/

news:
http://www.gsmarena.com/webvr_is_coming ... -21503.php
The bottom URL bar isn't the only new thing that's coming to Chrome for Android soon. Google is also working on building WebVR support into its web browser, and this one isn't an experimental thing. The company has revealed that Chrome's beta channel will get initial WebVR support in December.

Then, in January, this should make its way to the stable Chrome browser for Android, the version most people use. In both cases, WebVR 1.1 will be supported. Once this is implemented, you'll be able to put your phone inside a Daydream or Cardboard VR headset and experience VR content on the web right in Chrome, no need to have any additional apps whatsoever.

Following all this, at some point before the first half of 2017 is over, Chrome for Android will also get the VR Shell, which will allow you to browse 2D websites (that haven't been WebVR-optimized) in VR, with no changes required from the owners of said websites.

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Re: phpBB and WebVR

Post by Un1matr1x » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:17 pm

Meis2M wrote:
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:01 pm
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Following all this, at some point before the first half of 2017 is over, Chrome for Android will also get the VR Shell, which will allow you to browse 2D websites (that haven't been WebVR-optimized) in VR, with no changes required from the owners of said websites.
Why should any changes be made, if their will be some conversion made by browsers?

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Re: phpBB and WebVR

Post by DavidIQ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:23 pm

Meis2M wrote:
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:01 pm
you should see the future not now... WebVR is new technology in web design.
I am thinking about the future and what I'm seeing is the web not in VR. Just because it's a new technology does not mean much. Just take a look at things like Silverlight, Java, Flash, etc. all billed to be the future of the web and now all but gone. And this is worse since it requires the use of a separate device.
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Re: phpBB and WebVR

Post by Ger » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:50 am

phpBB is forum software. Content in phpBB is mostly text-based, with embedded media like images or videos. If some VR content would need to be embedded, a trivial BBcode would probably be sufficient. I don't think phpBB would have to do anything more than that.
Above message may contain errors in grammar, spelling or wrongly chosen words. This is because I'm not a native speaker. My apologies in advance.

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