Hello and welcome friends of the Wider Web!
With news of Twitter’s new owners, many members of our community started searching for a better place to be social and I was no exception. I created a “Wider Web” Mastodon node and going forward you can find me there as @firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also setting up Lemmy node which is a link + conversations web app that’s kind of like Reddit but open and federated.
Spin up an instance, deploy your VM images, and prepare to ban or block the fascists because it’s time for another issue of the Transmutable News Weekly!
Opportunities for support
OnBoardXR, a producer of live Wider Web shows, announced their “21 Day Challenge” call for proposals which ends on May 5th. Selected applicants will work with the team to produce their proposed experiences with opening night on May 27th.
The European Union’s Digital Markets Act editors added language that might force Apple to accept third party browser engines like Chromium’s and Firefox’s on iOS. Currently, all apps on iOS are forced use the same browser engine as Safari which has slowed developer acceptance of features that aren’t implemented by Apple.
On 20 April many of the people who work on Wider Web standards were in San Francisco for a face-to-face meeting of the W3C Immersive Web Groups and later that day the gathered for a WebXR Meetup and live-streamed the talks.
I ran across this list of XR space hosting providers and was pleased to see that so many support WebXR. Truly, this is an exciting time to widen the Web.
Stay open, friends.