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[whatwg] <device> use cases

From: <jesperg@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:10:39 +0000
Message-ID: <20110315131039.r9jknbj055sgkkwc@staff.opera.com>

I just heard that <device> was canceled and replaced by
navigator.getUserMedia()... Just wanted to point out a couple of use
cases that I was looking forward to, that seems to maybe have gotten a
bit lost on the way?

I was really looking forward to start playing around with USB MIDI
interfaces to control my synth and maybe even do really creative stuff
the other way around. Just imagine being able to play on your synth
(or any other device with MIDI output) and generate sound or graphics
in a <canvas> web application or so!

Or... be able to control other devices using serial connection. Maybe
do lirc-alike stuff, using your IR based remote to control Youtube or
other HTML5 <video> services, etc.

Amazing new possibilities, that would be (almost) endless... :)
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 06:10:39 UTC

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