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Re: What does it all hang off of?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:10:07 +0200
To: "Marcin Hanclik" <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>, "Stewart Brodie" <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u1fae5uz64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Tue, 06 Oct 2009 22:35:00 +0200, Marcin Hanclik  
<Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, I wonder what the term "device API" means.
> At present, we want to access the functionality that historically has  
> been implementated "natively", in C/C++ or in Java.
> In the near future we will experience those functionalities beind  
> developed fully in JavaScript, e.g. contacts, PIM  or mail (gmail)  
> widget.
> Then the given functionality will be probably realisable with HTML5  
> cross-document / cross-widget messaging.

Agreed. I think the APIs that will be most useful are the ones that tie  
into some kind of hardware feature, e.g. camera, location, direction, etc.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 7 October 2009 09:10:50 UTC

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