Progressive Web App at Voot

Voot.com launches their media Progressive Web App in India. Within days of implementation, session time per user increased by 39% and daily views per user by 15%.

Santa Tracker as a PWA

Santa Tracker is a fun and educational experience for everyone-a holiday tradition here at Google. In 2016, we upgraded the Santa Tracker site to support offline via the Service Worker API.

The Weather Channel

The Weather Company, an IBM Business, serves an average of 40 billion forecast requests every day, helping people plan their daily lives and make better decisions based on weather.

Alibaba

Alibaba.com is the world’s largest online business-to-business (B2B) trading platform, serving 200+ countries and regions. After upgrading their site to a Progressive Web App (PWA), they saw a 76 percent increase in total conversions across browsers.


Rendering Text in WebVR

Within is a platform for storytelling in virtual reality and is available everywhere VR is. This includes the web. Leveraging WebVR, viewers are able to go to a website, click a link, and immediately watch Within’s films in immersive VR - including high end head-mounted displays. During the development process the team discovered rendering text is difficult in this new environment, and they created an example using shaders to make it a smoother process.

Matterport VR for WebVR

Matterport VR lets you experience thousands of real-world places in interactive virtual reality. Using a combination of automated 3D interior mapping technology and robust vision processing algorithms, Matterport's 3D media system enables anyone to create immersive virtual environments from real places. Unlike 360˚ photos, Matterport Spaces allow users to interactively walk through any location.

With WebVR, anyone can explore Matterport's library of over 300,000 VR Spaces with a WebVR-enabled browser. Tour everything from celebrity homes to museums, canyons, iconic architecture, and beyond.

Core Interactions in the WebVR Lab

The PlayCanvas WebVR Lab is a living project from the PlayCanvas team. It represents the team's research into developing scalable and responsive WebVR applications for all devices. It elegantly scales from a Google Cardboard or a Daydream View headset to a desktop VR device. The project is continually updated with new experiments that implement core interactions like teleportation, grabbing, manipulating objects, user interface and controllers.


Bear 71 and WebVR

Bear 71 is an interactive documentary launched by the National Film Board of Canada in 2012 to much critical acclaim. When it was built, Flash was in its golden years but with the deprecation of browser support for Flash, we were eager to explore WebVR, both as a way to preserve the project's legacy and a chance to innovate how the story is experienced.

Smart Lock for AliExpress

Most Indian users reach the Internet via 2G and 3G networks, so a fast user experience is essential. To decrease load times, Housing.com added Service Workers and streamlined their site to help consumers quickly find what they’re looking for. Users can continue browsing properties and reviewing previous searches, all while offline.

Land Lines

Land Lines is an experiment that lets you explore Google Earth satellite images through gesture. Using a combination of machine learning, optimized algorithms,and graphics card power, the experiment is able to run efficiently on your phone's web browser without a need for backend servers. This is a look into our development process and the various approaches we tried leading us to the final result.

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Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line, one of the world’s largest leisure-travel companies, wanted to enhance how it re-engaged its customers. Working with Mobify, Carnival implemented push notifications for mobile web users on Android and for desktop users on Chrome. The new strategy delivered a 42% engagement rate from customers who receive notifications. Read more

Smart Lock for the Guardian

Since launching Smart Lock, the Guardian has seen a 44% increase in cross-platform signed-in users, compared to 10% the 35 weeks leading up to the launch Read more

Housing.com increases conversions and lowers bounce rate by 40% with new PWA

Most Indian users reach the Internet via 2G and 3G networks, so a fast user experience is essential. To decrease load times, Housing.com added Service Workers and streamlined their site to help consumers quickly find what they’re looking for. Users can continue browsing properties and reviewing previous searches, all while offline. Read more

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