Site Isolation for web developers

Chrome 67 on desktop has a new feature called Site Isolation enabled by default. This article explains what Site Isolation is all about, why it’s necessary, and why web developers should be aware of it.

Experimenting with First Input Delay in the Chrome UX Report

Announcing the addition of the First Input Delay (FID) experimental metric to the Chrome User Experience Report.

Introduction to Feature Policy

Feature Policy allows developers to selectively enable, disable, and modify the behavior of certain APIs and features in the browser. It's like CSP, but for features! Shipped in Chrome 60.

More native echo cancellation!

A new Origin Trial is run in Chrome M68, which adds support for more native echo cancellers, as well as a constraint to control them.

AudioWorklet Design Pattern

Advanced design patterns to unlock AudioWorklet's fullest power with WebAssembly and SharedArrayBuffer.

Augmented reality for the web

Augmented reality allows placement and tracking of virtual objects in a real-world view.

Chacmool: Augmented reality in Chrome Canary

Chacmool, an educational web demo, shows how easily web based AR can build an engaging experience.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 68

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 68 to help you plan.

Bring your payment method to the web with the Payment Handler API

Chrome beta 68 ships with the Payment Handler API -- the new, open, and standard way for web-based payment applications to be offered as a payment option during checkout. It enables merchants to accept a wide variety of payment options within a native-browser experience.

Changes to Add to Home Screen Behavior

Starting in Chrome 68 on Android, the Add to Home Screen behavior is changing to give you more control over when and how to prompt the user. If your site meets the add to home screen criteria, Chrome will no longer automatically show the add to home screen banner. Instead, you'll need to call prompt() on the saved beforeinstallprompt event to show the add to home screen dialog prompt to your users

More Updates

Fresher service workers, by default

Starting in Chrome 68, HTTP requests that check for updates to the service worker script will no longer be fulfilled by the HTTP cache by default. This works around a common developer pain point, in which setting an inadvertent Cache-Control: header on your service worker script could lead to delayed updates. Read more

New in Chrome 67

Chrome 67 brings Progressive Web Apps to the desktop. Adds support for the generic sensor API, which makes it way easier to get access to device sensors like the accelerometer, gyroscope and more. And adds support for BigInts making dealing with big integers way easier. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 67! Read more

Beyond SPAs: alternative architectures for your PWA

Building a Progressive Web App doesn't mean building a single page app! Read about alternative architectures for content-focused PWAs, and help you make the right decision for your specific use case. Read more

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