One side-effect of the ongoing (but nearly done) massive update (ok, more like rewrite) to the Ryuzine webapps is that my Object Virtual Reality (OVR) player is also getting its first update in THREE YEARS!  The Ryuzine Add-On API is being completely rewritten and that, of course, required rewriting the old OVR Add-On too – at which point some of the compatibility problems with newer devices was discovered and fixed.

The responsive CSS has been tweaked, the touch-drag (which had quit working in iOS) is now working again, and it does a much better job of automatically calculating the position of the “active area” where you can drag to rotate the object.

So, if by any chance you’ve been using OVR on your website or want to give it a try, go see version 1.5 in action and download it here: