The Badging API allows installed web apps to set an application-wide badge, shown in an operating-system-specific place associated with the application, such as the shelf or home screen. Badging makes it easy to subtly notify the user that there is some new activity that might require their attention, or it can be used to indicate a small amount of information, such as an unread count.
Trusted Types is a new experimental API available in Chrome that helps prevent DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting in your applications.
The RTCQuicTransport is a new web platform API that allows exchanging arbitrary data with remote peers using the QUIC protocol.
As the capability gap between web and native gets smaller, it gets easier to offer the same experience for both web and native users. This may lead to cases where users have both web and native versions of the same app installed on the same device. Apps should be able to detect this situation. The
getInstalledRelatedApps() API is a new web platform API that allows your web app to check to see if your native app is installed on the users device, and vice versa.
Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64.
Sharing is caring. Web Share is now available in Chrome 61 for Android, and allows websites to invoke the native sharing capabilities of the host platform.
The Budget API allows developers to perform background actions without notifying users, enabling use cases like silent push.
With Chrome 54, you can now create your own custom HTML tag with and make re-usable web components with Custom Elements v1; it’s easier to send messages between open windows or tabs on the same origin with the
BroadcastChannel API; media experience get better on Android and foreign fetch is now available as an origin trial.
Third-party services can start deploying their own network request handlers.
With Chrome 52, we’re introducing the ability to make storage persistent. Storage for web applications is a complex topic, and persistence for data on the frequently - ephemeral web doubly so!
The WebUSB API makes USB safer and easier to use by bringing it to the Web.
A Web API has been added to Chrome that makes it possible for websites to discover and communicate with devices over the Bluetooth 4 wireless standard using GATT.