The team of Kolor is proud to let you know that our company has become a member of the W3 Consortium.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C’s mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. — W3C website
Kolor has been strongly fighting for a wider use of the web standards to display panoramic imagery on websites: virtual tours and 360-degree videos. Our WebGL, HTML5 360-degree video player Kolor Eyes is a great example: while it already plays great on browsers like Google Chrome, it still needs a fallback on other browsers like Safari. Kolor wishes that all the browsers will soon natively support the new web standards.
Another great example is the new version of virtual tour software Panotour 2.0: both standard and pro versions take advantage of the HTML5 support. While most virtual tours used to be Flash®-based, Kolor initiated the shift to HTML5 back in version 1 of Panotour Pro. The new version 2 goes even further and incorporates most of the features in HTML5, so that the virtual tours can be displayed in any modern device including smartphones, tablets and computers.
Our membership to the W3C is meant to make our voice heard in the definition of the next web standards and to promote panoramic imagery as a top content in the use of web standards.
Kolor will make demos on the W3C booth at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona (February 24 to 27, 2014)
Join the Kolor team everyday at 11am during the Mobile World Congress, which takes place from February 24 to 27 in Barcelona. We’ll be on the W3C booth to make demos of our HTML5-based technologies, in particular HTML5 360-degree videos. If you’re around, join us there!