Food Blogs and the Future of MR on the Web
January 18, 2018
David Lebovitz’s Pasta recipe. Last year, I posted some musings on the question “What is an MR Blog?”. Perhaps this question would be better phrased as “what will the equivalent of the common blog be for MR content?”, since “blog” is really just a placeholder for “non-trivial collection of content that lots of people can create and share”.
WebXR Browsers Should Put the User in Control
January 16, 2018
Today, when you visit a web page that contains WebVR content, the page itself presents an interface to let the user transition into VR. For example, a page on sketchfab.com contains a small image of a VR display in the toolbar overlaid on the 3D scene (the third icon in from the right):
What is an MR blog?
November 14, 2017
How do I make this blog usable and useful in MR? What does this even mean? It might seem a silly question, but it’s actually a serious one. I’ve been working on web-based AR for quite some timeI started doing web-based AR as part of the Argon project at Georgia Tech in 2010, and now work on WebXR at Mozilla. , and one of the things that I’ve long wondered about is what are “the things” people will do with AR and VR on the web.
How many apps have you personally uploaded?
October 30, 2017
The source for the app, our WebXR Viewer, is open on github, let me know if you see any issues. I tweeted a complaint that Apple was taking too long (two weeks and counting!) to approve an app I’d submitted, and a friend replied:
Experimenting with prose.io for adding working with my jekyll-based blog.micro.blog quip on September 12, 2017
Stop searching for killer apps, create a killer existence
August 1, 2017
Interesting article in Venture Beat that gets at the heart of why WebVR is such a powerful concept (old, just stumbled across it again). Zeros in on the lack of friction and ease of creating simple cross-platform experiences, but goes beyond that to illustrate a number of situations and user experiences that rely on the underlying nature of the web.
Argon4 Open Sourced, App available on Android and iOS
July 26, 2017
I hate the idea of voice controlled speakers like Alexa, and this captures it nicely SMBC - Listeningmicro.blog quip on June 14, 2017
Valid SSL certs for local HTTPS webdev
June 14, 2017
I decided to deal with it for a practical reason: I have been giving presentation about our WebAR work using the web, combining the reveal.js web presentation package with our argon.js AR web framework, and running the presentation (with embedded AR demos) in our Argon4 AR-capable mobile web browser. When presenting, it’s best to run the server locally, to avoid being at the mercy of whatever net connection is available at a conference, but to access the web location API, websites must be hosted securely. And, while invalid certficate warnings are annoying, Argon4 currently does not work with invalid certficates at all. After running into problems with a very slow conference network last week, I decided to fix this. In the category of “technical things that are mildly annoying, but I never get around to fixing”, the inability to use
https://with a valid SSL certficate when doing local webdev on my laptop is way up there. Or, was.
Good observations about the timeliness and importance of Apple’s ARKit in Techcrunch (and a nice linked video)micro.blog quip on June 14, 2017
A Great Demo, But Not WebAR (yet)
May 20, 2017
Wanted From Apple: The iDream, Daydream meets Tango
May 14, 2017
Amid the rumors of Apple working on an AR gadget, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to see. Now, it seems clear that a full-blown, standalone immersive 3D AR display isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but given their assets and what’s been happening in the AR/VR tech world, here’s one possibility I find interesting.
As part of getting my personal blog up and running again, I’ve started including micro blog posts in the mix, which get sent to my micro.blogmicro.blog quip on May 3, 2017
I’m really interested in using OpenStreetMap for auto-generating VR worlds of the real world, so this looks interesting. Make more content! OSM class for high school kidsmicro.blog quip on May 2, 2017
Quick blog posts from iOS
May 2, 2017
Getting blogging again. Found a great article on posting to my Jekyll blog from iOS that works great!