The browsers can actually take control of physical devices in the real world like lightbulbs, robots, printers, NFC tags, toys, and even drones by providing new web standard hardware connectivity APIs such as WebBluetooth, WebUSB, WebNFC and etc.

On the other hand, Progressive web apps open a new era to build a web application that works offline and resemble a native application. Hence, every day we are getting closer to run web apps only on browsers that don’t need to be installed from any app store and it will take control of hardware around us.

In this session, I am going through some of the web capabilities to connect devices into a progressive web app and show how the web could go beyond the browsers and take control of our devices around us.

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Great talk! Some problem with the connectivity, but this is the risk of the live demo :)

A full table of gadgets that can be controlled from the browser via new Web standards - very impressive. Yes, some demos didn't work but since the APIs for a lot of things are very new that is to be expected. He handled the cases where things didn't work as planned very well and managed to move on without any trouble.

Miro Svrtan at 08:35 on 14 Nov 2019

Great talk with amazing demos! I didn't know there are so many different web APIs to talk to hardware, thank you for opening my eyes on it!

Arnout Boks at 16:20 on 16 Nov 2019

Great to see what's possible nowadays, awesome demos!