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[release rant thread]
What is Metachromium?!

It's a fork of the Chromium browser (Chrome). Except it runs #WebXR content in a #SteamVR layer.

Literally any #WebXR, except it doesn't take over the scene. Content is composited (blended) together between the base reality and WebXR.

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How does it compare to #AardvarkXR?

Philosophically aligned! But Metachromium is just #WebXR. There's no fancy gadget API.

(btw @joeludwig is awesome and I'm sure we'll continue to cross-pollinate these projects)

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Why?

You should be able to control what you see. You should be able to pull out a Game Boy, a phone, an avatar, wherever you are.

That's impossible in every XR system today. Metachromium lets you run any WebXR content anywhere.

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(Aside: Metachromium WebXR works on Steam. Chromium WebXR still doesn't, it's cray!)

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Really, why

Because the community and I needed it to exist for our app ideas. We're releasing it now because We can't bear the thought of Facebook Connect tomorry.

And because better folks than I kicked my ass to make sure Metachromium gets out. They deserve it.

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Where's it going?

The #DarkBooth QR code ARG we ran in #VKet4 was a taste of the new breed of art that happens when we augment virtual reality.

#Metachromium is often used with #Exokit Avatars to capture #WebXR #VRM in worlds that don't support them.

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And, the upcming AR-in-VR apps folks are posting are blowing my mind -- proud to say I had no part in making them.

That's the power of #WebXR!

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For my part in the #Webaverse, I'm working on probably the biggest WebXR app ever created. Download more ram.

If you like Minecraft, Fortnite, Rec Room, virtual worlds, and especially #WebXR, you'll probably want to follow.

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But for now -- if you're into #WebXR, enjoy Metachromium.

Special thanks to @jaredmonkey and @TheRealKoolala for the #W3C effort to make sure Metachromium gets the nest it needs to exist.

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