WebGL has continued to evolve since its debut in 2010. I previously wrote about WebGL as it was developing and the WebGL features that we provide through the ChemDoodle Web Components.
Now three years later (with the release of iOS8 and Mac OS X Yosemite), WebGL is finally available by default in all browsers on all platforms. This includes all major browsers on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and Mobile Safari and all other browsers on iOS, Chrome for Android and main browsers on other passionate platforms such as Windows Phone and Blackberry.
Scientific applications now have the ability to creatively communicate information in both 2D and 3D through HTML5 across all platforms and can be distributed freely over the internet. We have been making sure that WebGL support in the ChemDoodle Web Components remain compliant and thorough throughout its development. So no worries if you have not yet learned WebGL, as you can take advantage of this powerful 3D graphics technology for free under the GPL license through the ChemDoodle Web Components, joining hundreds of other projects that currently use our library to create the most stunning scientific web and mobile apps. Many major companies have also licensed the ChemDoodle Web Components to create market leading solutions, such as Cengage Learning, Inkling, Taylor & Francis, the RSC, Microsoft Research, ThermoFisher, LabArchives and many more.
We have focused on creating a powerful, easy to use, scientific graphics library that is lightweight, portable and completely customizable. You have full control and all the basics are already taken care of, from the differences between the browsers, to desktop and mobile controls and both 2D and 3D graphics. You will not find a better solution anywhere else. Check them out on your iOS device today: ChemDoodle Web Components
Follow our blog or iChemLabs on Twitter to get up to date news on development of the ChemDoodle Web Components, including a significant and interesting update coming at the end of this year.