Imagine surfing on Google Chrome’s browser while looking at some majestic 360 VR content. Well, if you were one of those people dreaming about that happening one day, you won’t have to wait any longer. SVRF will be the first Google Extension that allows you to experience 360 VR content on the browser without the use of other applications. As they’ve simply put it, SVRF will allow you to simply “Search + Discovery For Virtual Reality.”
Co-founders Sophia Dominguez and Brent Chow imagined how amazing it would be for us to enjoy some 360 VR content while browsing the internet. So with a spark of imagination, they’ve gone to build the platform for the most popular browser used today. Currently, the working chrome extension allows you to view 360 images of landscapes, architecture, and other 360 photographs when opening a new tab in Chrome. When refreshing or opening a new tab, you’ll be provided with a new and refreshed 360 image. It’ll also provide the time of day and allow you to continue using the search bar. All of the 360 images are currently linked to Flickr.
In the future, SVRF will be launching mobile versions on the iOS and Android platforms, including their very own SVRF mobile app. Their solution will be compatible with the Google Cardboard in the future as well.