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Who is going to install application everyone wants Web AR/VR?Is it the end for apps?

Discussion in 'AR/VR (XR) Discussion' started by zyonneo, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. zyonneo

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    Hi nowadays clients are asking for Web based AR/VR.Nobody wants to install apps.So what is it for unity developers?From what I understand after some time normal AR apps will die(will turn to Web based).Only big enterprise edition apps will sustain which requires high size and 3d models.8th wall is currently way ahead in it.When more size is allowed to use in Web based XR experiences it is going to take over.So what is next?Do we need to study javascript?
     
  2. Claytonious

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  3. humansteak

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    If we can stream stuff to VR in a near future maybe it won't change a thing you still make an app, but then user sees it through a web browser without seeing that an app is open elsewhere ?
     
  4. Claytonious

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    We've been hearing this ad nauseam about all games and apps, not just VR, for over a decade now. Steve Jobs didn't even want 3rd party apps on the iPhone because the web was going to be "the answer" for custom apps on the phone. And here we are today. Still shipping apps.
     
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  5. humansteak

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    That sounds right.
    What`s the need for web cause in the end you`d still click on an icon to launch something? I mean what's the reason behind your customer wanting this ?
    It sounds like it wouldnt change so much anyway, either it worked or not... (streaming)
     
  6. zyonneo

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    Yes you may be right for apps.But consider an app only to display AR.Just to show an Image Based AR or Plane detection and place model there.Why would one install an app to experience AR.Eg:-Customers coming to a hotel and will scan the menu and see AR(web based) but they will reluctant to download an app to see that AR.
     
  7. Claytonious

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    Sure, the less invested the user, the more you would lean toward an install-free (but currently inferior) experience. That case you just outlined is a very specific niche, though, not "Nobody wants to install apps". ;-)

    Anyway, this isn't the best forum for hypothesizing about this kind of market trend.
     
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