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

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.

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!

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.

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 68)

Eager evaluation, argument hints, function autocompletion, Lighthouse 3.0, and more.

Enabling Strong Authentication with WebAuthn

Chrome 67 beta introduces the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API, which allows browsers to interact with and manage public-key based credentials. This enables strong authentication using removable security keys and built-in platform authenticators such as fingerprint scanners.

More Updates

First Input Delay

First Input Delay (FID) is a new performance metric for measuring page responsiveness for real users in the wild. Read more

Welcome to the immersive web

The immersive web means virtual world experiences hosted through the browser. This entire virtual reality experiences surfaced in the browser or in VR enabled headsets. Read more

Using Lighthouse To Improve Page Load Performance

New perf audits for preload, preconnect, GIFs, and more. Read more

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