5 APIs that Will Change the Web in 2013

APIs 2013The world of Web is evolving with rapid speed and it’s interesting to see all these transformations. We are waiting for appearance of the wide range of technologies in 2013 that would radically change our approaches to development and use of Web. There 5 new APIs are listed below.

CSS Custom Filters

CSS filters allow advanced styling like warping, modifying, and blurring the color intensities of elements and are already in Chrome and Safari. With CSS Custom Filters you can write your vertex shadows in GLSL. In practice this means you can build fabulous effects limited only by your imagination.

ECMAScript 6

This is one more version of JavaScript that is powered by new additions that can fix ugly parts of the language as well as providing new abilities like the default parameters and restructuring.

Autocomplete API

We hope this technology will radically change payments and sign ups on the web. This means users can fill in lots of forms and make payments with one-click payments and signups. That will significantly improve usability and save the time.

Google Chrome Apps

Recently Google launched Chrome Package Apps that allows developers create desktop apps using Chrome. You need one-click to install them from the Chrome Web Store and open from desktop shortcuts.

Web Components

Web components just show the way on how the native elements are built in the browser. Style, behavior and other own HTML-elements could be defined with use of API. They can be in-built as single tags like the native HTML-elements.

The Future

Many people denounce the new Web APIs for that it may take a long time before they will be widely used. But while some of the new APIs need the time to be optimized to other browsers, WebKit’s market share is offering other browser vendors the own implementations. Very soon HTML5 will become completely productive viable.

Evergreen and automatically updated in the background browsers are the reason why the future looks so bright. For better or worse, the innovations are implemented very quickly. And we hope these transformations will bring us usability and functionality in 2013.


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