Thursday, August 22, 2013
Today we launched Chrome 30 on the Beta channel. This release introduces several new developer features for Chrome Apps and Chrome for Android Beta.
WebGL in Chrome for Android
This release introduces the device motion part of the Device Orientation API in Chrome for Android Beta. DeviceMotion events provide you information about device acceleration and rotation rates. Check out isthisanearthquake.com to see them in action.
Media Source Extension in Chrome for Android
Chrome Apps APIs
Chrome Apps support a few new APIs in this release, including webview.request, media gallery write support, and downloads. Chrome App developers can also now use Chrome Web Store managed in-app payments.
Other platform features in this release
Unless otherwise noted, the changes described below apply to desktop versions of Chrome and Chrome for Android:
- Support for the WebRTC Device Enumeration API allows users to change their microphones and/or camera on the fly without having to restart the WebRTC call.
- DevTools now supports CSS source maps (also known as preprocessors).
- Two new experimental features landed behind a flag on Chrome for Android: Web Speech API (recognition) and the Vibration API.
Posted by Sami Kyöstilä, Software Engineer and Mobile Pixel Wrangler