Considering the ethical implications of our work is a responsibility for all of us, says @RedRoxProjects. Read Amy's round-up from two ethics talks at #EMFCamp: https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/ethically-sourced-software-at-emf2018-c93bb91ae75c
Some great wisdom from @firstname.lastname@example.org at State of the Browser on permissions (particularly notification permissions but applicable to any web permissions): always ask permissions *in context*! Blind permission requests is an antipattern. #SOTB18
We are hiring! We are looking for a full-time web developer advocate to join our London (Saines) based web developer advocate team at Samsung Internet! See here https://sec.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Samsung_Careers/job/Communications-House-Staines-Upon-Thames-United-Kingdom/Web-Developer-Advocate_R5355-2 for details and let me know if you have any questions about the role. You can find out more about what we do at our dev portal https://samsunginter.net.
With the W3C Permissions Workshop on the horizon, I've written about why I think web permissions are in crisis and what could be improved https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/a-crisis-of-permissions-80cf3b2c802e I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback, and what you like/hate about permissions!
We've released 8.2 Beta! Read what's changed here https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/hello-samsung-internet-8-2-beta-521e4b215fb3 including addition of the #donottrack preference.
"Progressive Web-First Apps" by Dion Almaer https://medium.com/ben-and-dion/progressive-web-first-apps-6e35b35f073f
The business case for PWAs is interesting. They seem especially popular in emerging markets, where I presume users are more data-sensitive and tend to use budget phones.
@nolan one advantage I haven't heard being mentioned much yet about PWAs is how they give the user a lot more control over what the app can do, esp. related to privacy. I have a very capable phone, but if there's a PWA, I don't download the native app. I use the Brave browser so I can avoid spyware/adware and that's a big relief. Also, the web platform is the only one large enough that is not under control of a single entity, so I like to boost its ranks whenever possible.
Great article on browser diversity by @rachelnabors https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/
Really thrilled to be working with @RedRoxProjects Amy Dickens who has joined our team of web developer advocates! https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/hello-samsung-internet-im-amy-nice-to-meet-you-904c64a8171e
Want to see an amazing line-up of web tech speakers (including our own @ada speaking about the immersive web) in London next weekend? Of course you do! Tickets are still available for State of the Browser put on by the unbelievably cool London Web Standards team.
Half the team is lost on a field somewhere near Milton Keynes. Reward offered for any proof of life. #emfcamp
https://github.com/rzr/webthing-iotjs/wiki/Social# Expect some #Social #PrivacyByDesign #IoT experiments using #WebOfThings !
Welcome @thisisjofrank !