My slides on Web Bluetooth from #Hackference yesterday https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LeuRs-MKy8o89Bbsu31qIyXGVgM3E0TwqGotPN7GQOg/edit?usp=drivesdk
Hacktoberfest with the Samsung Internet Team at the Microsoft Reactor is tonight! Super stoked to be running this community driven event to celebrate #Hacktoberfest 🎃 😊 ✨ 🔮 👻
I will be spending the day working out of @CampusLondon@twitter.com in Shoreditch. If you want to come chat about @firstname.lastname@example.org, @email@example.com web standards, the recently announced intent to merge of @firstname.lastname@example.org and the @email@example.com foundations, or anything else, come find me next to the Astronaut.
We are looking for a recent graduate to join our developer advocacy team based in London (UK). See details here: https://sec.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Samsung_Careers/job/Communications-House-Staines-Upon-Thames-United-Kingdom/Web-Developer-Advocate-GRADUATE_R6882 We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups. Come join us!
“Happy Hacktoberfest from Samsung Internet🎃 👻 💻” by @RedRoxProjects https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/happy-hacktoberfest-from-samsung-internet-d9fb757b3862
Our new developer hub has launched 🛰️! Why not ⭐ it and take a look? It contains a 🌌 of blog posts and handy info. (And if your 🔭 spots anything anything out of the ordinary 👾, let us know, we'll 🚀 right ahead and fix it!) https://samsunginter.net
“Samsung Internet 7.4 is stable — let’s check-out what’s new 🛒” by @peter https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/samsung-internet-7-4-is-stable-lets-check-out-what-s-new-d5c7b56897de
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/