At Edorble, we build 3D worlds and experiences for education and collaboration. We're happy now to release an early alpha of Edorble WebVR, a multiplayer Edorble experience built on cross-platform WebVR technology. You can check it out on your own at https://www.edorble.com/webvr or you can create a private room and meet up with your students and colleagues by adding your room name to the end of the URL (simple instructions found at the end of this post). You can explore Edorble WebVR on your own from just about any device. It works on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, mobile VR headsets (Cardboard, Daydream, GearVR), Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. Just as with our dedicated desktop application, if you're intrigued by our out-of-the-box WebVR experience but you're interested in a custom solution with particular features, integrations, or designs, we'd be happy to work with you. Read on to see what you can do in the Edorble WebVR alpha!
It's very early days for Edorble WebVR, and we're only laying the foundation for what's to come. The avatars (cute colored spheres with eyes) and the 3D artwork in the scene are all placeholders that, while maybe not the prettiest, at least get the job done in the meantime. A lot of the early features we've built in Edorble WebVR are simple showcases that demonstrate our capabilities and hint at what's to come. That said, here are some of the features in Edorble WebVR:
That's it for now, folks! We'll be actively building on this foundation in the weeks and months to come. Go ahead and take it for a spin, and invite your students or colleagues. We'd love to hear your feedback about what you'd like to see next in Edorble WebVR. If you'd like to stay up to date and be the first to access new features, sign up to be an Edorble Pioneer. If you have a 3D/VR for learning project that you want us to help you bring to life, you can reach out here.
To use your own private Edorble WebVR world, just put a world name at the end of the URL as follows. Let's say the world name you want is english101. Your url would be: https://edorble.com/webvr?room=english101
Note: We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox for the most stability and performance. If you're using Edorble WebVR for social, multiplayer experiences, it works on all the same platforms besides iOS, and it's most reliable if your'e connected to wifi. We expect to support iOS for multiplayer in the coming months.