Google Chrome update lets web apps access camera, mic

Google has unveiled a new Chrome Beta release that enables you to grant web apps access to your computer’s camera and microphone without a separate plugin like Flash or Java.

For consumers it means a future of fun new web apps (think music creation, video chat and real-time audio communication) that make the most of their camera and microphone.

“This is thanks to the getUserMedia API, which is the first big step for WebRTC, a new real-time communications standard that aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web,” explained Google Software Engineer Robert Toscano in a post on the Chrome blog.

Some examples of web apps that have been created with the getUserMedia API and WebRTC include a Magic Xylophone that can be played by waving your hands in front of the camera and a photo booth app called Webcam Toy that layers photographic filters over your image in real time.

Chrome 21 Beta also includes an improved Google Cloud Print experience that integrates your printers into Chrome’s print dialog.

If you want to try out the new apps before the next stable version of Chrome is released you can download the Chrome Beta from https://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Island Hopping in Honda Bay Gael Hilotin - Pinay Solo Backpacker
    Island Hopping in Honda Bay

    Puerto Princesa has long been a magnet of sun-worshippers and pleasure seekers. Gratefully, despite the crowd it brings, it has managed to preserve its splendor over the years. Resting on the eastern coast of the green city is Honday Bay, … Continue reading → …

  • Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities VERA Files - The Inbox
    Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities

    By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Bongao, Tawi-Tawi—Tawi-Tawi authorities are alarmed at the growing number of fishermen from the Visayas who end up here after being recruited by human trafficking syndicates to engage in dangerous compressor diving. The latest case involves … Continue reading → …

  • The return of Gigi Reyes Ellen Tordesillas, Contributor - The Inbox
    The return of Gigi Reyes

    By Ellen T.Tordesillas This is going to be fascinating. Atty. Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce-Enrile who is included among those accused of plunder in connection with the misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund, came back … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options