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What’s new in Chromium 56 and Opera 43

February 7th, 2017

Opera 43 (based on Chromium 56) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. Prerender from address bar Opera will now prerender pages that are typed into the address bar, before the user hits enter, which can make the…

What’s new in Chromium 55 and Opera 42

December 14th, 2016

Opera 42 (based on Chromium 55) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. Built-in currency converter Opera is now the first of the major browsers to add a built-in currency converter. The user select the price they want…

Progressive Web Apps: The definitive collection of resources

November 11th, 2016

Introduction Want to get started with progressive web apps, but not sure where to start? This page will list the best resources we know of to help you understand Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), get started and learn things in depth. Make sure to bookmark this page, as this is a living document that we’ll be…

What’s new in Chromium 54 and Opera 41

October 25th, 2016

Opera 41 (based on Chromium 54) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. Web Components: Custom Elements v1 Custom elements form the foundation of web components. The initial version of the API, also known as Custom Elements v0,…

What’s new in Chromium 53 and Opera 40

September 20th, 2016

Opera 40 (based on Chromium 53) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. Improved <input pattern=”…”> The u flag (which stands for Unicode) is now applied to any regular expressions compiled through the pattern attribute for <input> and…

What’s new in Chromium 52 and Opera 39

August 2nd, 2016

Opera 39 (based on Chromium 52) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. ES2016 exponentiation operator ES2016 introduces an arithmetic operator equivalent of Math.pow(base, exponent), in which the lefthand-side expression serves as the base value, and the righthand-side…

Progressive web apps running as native OS X apps

July 26th, 2016

Progressive Web Apps are getting ready for desktop If you follow the Progressive Web App scene you’ve probably already seen multiple examples of the Air Horner app in mobile browsers such as Opera Mobile and Chrome for Android. However it is not easy to get your favorite PWA (such as Air Horner) to be a…

Progressive Web Apps presentations at Web Rebels and the PWA Dev Summit

June 29th, 2016

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to give a talk about progressive web apps at the Web Rebels conference in Oslo. If you want to get a quick intro to the what and why of progressive web apps, do check it out. Last week, I presented at Google’s Progressive Web App Dev Summit…

Making progressive web apps even better: ambient badging and “pop into browser”

June 21st, 2016

We’re excited to release a Labs build of Opera for Android with support for two experimental features that enhance the discoverability and use of progressive web apps. Ambient badging Earlier this month, Alex Russell wrote: Wouldn’t it be great if there were a button in the URL bar that appeared whenever you landed on a…

Progressive Web Apps in Nigeria and Kenya: a Double Interview

June 16th, 2016

While keeping an eye on Twitter mentions of progressive web apps, I came across a number of conversations between web developers in Nigeria and Kenya. Intrigued, I got in touch with them to hear their thoughts on progressive web apps, resulting in this double interview. Hi! Please tell us a little about yourselves. Constance Okoghenun,…

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