Web, meet the <device> element (and orientation events)
By Rich Tibbettrichtr. Monday, March 14, 2011 10:01:00 AM
In our first internal build, web developers are able to access, display and interact in real-time with a user's web camera using native HTML features.
This information is out of date. For the latest information, please refer here: http://my.opera.com/core/blog/2011/03/23/webcam-orientation-preview The <device> element Developers are able to request a real-time video stream of the device's back-facing camera. The resulting camera stream may be displayed in any web page by assigning the device element's data attribute to a HTML <video> element. The simple example below demonstrates how our implementation of the HTML <device> element can be used to display the web camera in a web page:
- Release a public Android build for developers.
- Add support for other major mobile and desktop platforms.
- Continue to actively participate in the related standards process to ensure this functionality becomes ubiquitous across the whole web and available in all browsers and web runtimes.
- Support microphone streams and allow assignment of those streams to
- Build user interfaces, both on desktop and mobile, that enable the user to explicitly opt-in to web camera sharing and opt-out or modify their web camera sharing once initial authorization has been provided to a web page.
- Actively participate in the W3C RTC-Web Activity to provide webcam and microphone streaming capabilities across the web.
- Prototype on how we can expose other aspects of the local device (e.g. mounted file systems) to end users in a privacy-secure way.