From The Next Web:
Mozilla has launched its first ever augmented reality app for iOS. The company, best known for its Firefox browser, wants to create an avenue for developers to build augmented reality experiences using open web technologies, WebXR, and Apple’s ARKit framework.
This latest effort from Mozilla is called WebXR Viewer. It contains several sample AR programs, demonstrating its technology in the real world.
The app isn’t merely a demonstration of interesting mixed reality experiences created with web technologies (although it does this very well.) Rather, it serves to advocate for Mozilla’s proposed WebXR standard, which is yet to take root in the web development community.
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From the App Store Description:
WebXR is a proposed cross-platform Web API for AR and VR. But, proposals cannot become specifications without developer and consumer feedback, so we are releasing the WebXR Viewer to give web developers a chance to experiment with AR, and provide input to the WebXR community as they develop AR support in the WebXR specification.
In this initial release, you can:
- Navigate to websites written using a software implementation of WebXR, available at http://github.com/mozilla/webxr-polyfill.
- Record and share videos taken of your web content in the real world.
Learn More via WebXR-iOS GitHub Page