Virtual reality is exploding. Brands now have increasing options to create virtual reality experiences for customers, one of which is React VR. React VR’s value proposition is very similar to why people use React Native, and it shares many of the same benefits.
One benefit of React is that it allows web developers to leverage their knowledge and experience and apply it to a new context. React Native has allowed web developers to build Native apps. Now with React VR, us web developers have yet another platform we can target.
This gives a lot of flexibility to companies. They can use their existing teams to target VR instead of having to spin up a new team or on-boarding new employees. Plus, React is an extremely popular framework. It would be even easier for products built with React to integrate with React VR.
Working with React VR
It’s easy to get started with React VR. Here’s why:
There is no need to hire new programmers. Those who are already familiar with React or React Native can quickly learn how to incorporate React VR, if they don’t already know
Supports iOS and Android operating systems
Introduces VR features such as the ability to add 3D scenes and 360 degree panoramas in UIs while also leveraging APIs such as WebGL and WebVR, creating immersive experiences that can be accessed via a headset
It’s open source, allowing the entire development community to build/leverage innovative components that can be used to enhance your user experience
Allows you to rapidly test and explore VR ideas and prototypes
How React VR, React and React Native work together
According to Facebook, React was originally intended to “simplify development for the web.” It has since grown to include React Native and React VR, but both maintain the goal of simplicity. The React ecosystem is now as follows:
React – This is the original library targeting browser-based web applications
React Native – Builds on top of React and targets developing native apps for iOS and Android via native components
React VR – A new library that builds further on React Native and enables the development of user interfaces in VR
React VR can operate almost as a layer that can be embedded into existing applications through an