New in Chrome 67
Chrome 67 brings Progressive Web Apps to the desktop. Adds support for the generic sensor API, which makes it way easier to get access to device sensors like the accelerometer, gyroscope and more. And adds support for BigInts making dealing with big integers way easier. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 67!
Enabling Strong Authentication with WebAuthn
Chrome 67 beta introduces the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API, which allows browsers to interact with and manage public-key based credentials. This enables strong authentication using removable security keys and built-in platform authenticators such as fingerprint scanners.
Progressive Web Apps on the Desktop
Desktop progressive web apps can be 'installed' on the users device much like native apps. They're fast. Feel integrated because they launched in the same way as other apps, and run in an app window, without an address bar or tabs. They're reliable because service workers can cache all of the assets they need to run. And they create an engaging experience for users.
Deprecations and removals in Chrome 67
A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 67 to help you plan. In this version, deprecation of public key pinning, removal of AppCache on unsecure contexts, and more prefix removals.
What's New In DevTools (Chrome 67)
Search across network headers, copy requests as fetch, audit pages using desktop conditions, and much more.
Sensors For The Web!
Sensors are used in many native applications to enable advanced features. Wouldn't it be nice to bridge the gap between native and the web? You can do it with Generic Sensor API, which is enabled by default in Chrome 67 or later.