[New Edition!] Standards for Web apps on mobile – January 2015

A deliverable of the HTML5Apps project, the January 2015 edition of the W3C Standards for Web Applications on Mobile includes a few changes and additions since October 2014. Notably, the document has been re-organized around the categories defined as Application Foundations, a set of high-level grouping of features that highlight the needs from users and developers for the next generation of Web technologies.

The other following changes in the Web platform since October 2014 are:

Published as First Public Working Draft
  • Packaging on the Web, a joint work by the Web Applications Working Group and the Technical Architecture Group describing a Web-compatible format for packaging resources together, was published as a First Public Working Draft;
  • Frame Timing, an API developed by the Web Performance Working Group to provide detailed frame-per-second data on running Web applications, was published as a First Public Working Draft;
Returned to Working Draft
  • the Resource Timing API which had reached Candidate Recommendation status, had its scope expanded with a few additional properties and has thus returned to Working Draft status;
Reached Candidate Recommendation
  • the Battery API was republished as a Candidate Recommendation after a short Last Call review;
  • the Web Cryptography API reached Candidate Recommendation status;
Reached Proposed Recommendation
Reached Recommendation
Specification merged, split or abandoned
  • the Fullscreen API, previously co-developed in W3C by the Web Applications and CSS Working Groups, has been abandoned by these groups and has now fully moved to the WHATWG;
Newly tracked

This document is the 16th edition of this overview of mobile Web applications technologies. A live version of this document accepts contributions on the W3C Web and Mobile Interest Group Github repository.

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Posted in HTML5, html5apps, Mobile, Standardization
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Project Funding
EU logo This project is funded by the European Union through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2013-2015) under grant agreement n°611327 - HTML5 Apps.
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