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28 November 2011

Web APIs vs APIs for Web-based OS

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There is a growing number of operating systems and applications frameworks that are based on, or integrate deeply with Web technologies: Intel & Samsung’s Tizen, HP (formerly Palm) WebOS, Mozilla’s boot2gecko, Windows 8 Metro apps, WAC, Webinos, PhoneGap to name a few.

In particular, most of these projects have JavaScript APIs to interact with features that are not available to browsers due to security and privacy concerns.

Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.