At a time when people are questioning the impact of technology on their lives and looking for leadership from independent organizations like Mozilla, Firefox Reality brings the level of usability, choice, control and privacy they are used to from Firefox to the 3D web and immersive content.
Firefox Reality is designed to allow users to seamlessly switch between the 2D Web and the immersive Web.
Designed from the virtual base.
The Mixed Reality team at Mozilla has invested a lot of time, effort and research to figure out how to design a browser for VR. The head of the team, Andre Vrignaud, comments as follows:
“We had to rethink everything, including navigation, text input, environments, search and more. This required years of research and countless discussions with users, content creators and hardware partners. The result is a browser designed for the medium it serves. It makes a big difference, and we think you’ll love all the features and details we’ve designed specifically for an MR browser.”
These features include the ability to search the web with your voice. Text input is still a challenge for VR and that was a first big step in solving this problem. With Firefox Reality, you can choose to search through the microphone in your headset.
Particular emphasis was placed on making content easy to find. Vrignaud comments as follows:
“We spent a lot of time talking to VR headset owners. We asked questions like: “What’s missing?“, “Do you love your device” and “If not, why? The feedback we heard the most was that it was hard for users to find new VR experiences and games. That’s why we’ve added a feed with amazing content to the Firefox Reality home screen.”