Bug 101034 - Web Bluetooth API
: Web Bluetooth API
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebCore Misc.
: 528+ (Nightly build)
: All All
: P1 Major
Assigned To: Nobody
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Blocks: 101162
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Reported: 2012-11-02 02:53 PDT by Binyamin
Modified: 2016-09-30 14:21 PDT (History)
12 users (show)

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Comment 1 Binyamin 2012-11-02 02:59:28 PDT
Bluetooth Implementation on B2G https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=727618
Comment 2 Alexey Proskuryakov 2012-11-02 10:49:10 PDT
Are you going to work on adding this to WebKit? Please e-mail webkit-dev for discussion then.

I would personally strongly oppose to adding this feature to WebKit.
Comment 3 Binyamin 2012-11-03 15:03:31 PDT
@Alexey, Web browsers must fallow the Web Standards and feature implementation time estimations.

As you can see Bluetooth API, Network Interface API, etc. has already LC, CR status http://www.w3.org/2012/09/sysapps-wg-charter.html

Discovery API must deliver also Bluetooth API access http://dev.webinos.org/specifications/draft/servicediscovery.html

> http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/10/web_applications_discovering_a.html
> There is no reason to limit web applications to accessing services over WiFi, as there are many services that are either exposed directly by a device, or indirectly via USB, Firewire (IEEE 1394), Bluetooth or other interconnect technologies such as ZigBee (for sensors) and NFC. A proof of concept was developed in early 2011 as a browser plugin for mDNS, SSDP, SLP, USB and Bluetooth. This suggests that a W3C discovery and binding API should work with a range of interconnect technologies and discovery techniques.

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Comment 5 Michael[tm] Smith 2015-04-12 18:16:20 PDT
From the W3C Web Bluetooth Community Group there is now a standard spec for this at https://webbluetoothcg.github.io/web-bluetooth/ and I believe it's already landed in Gecko in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1005848 and also there's work in progress on a Blink implementation https://www.chromestatus.com/features/5264933985976320
Comment 6 Julien Racle 2016-07-22 07:06:45 PDT
Please consider seriously web-bluetooth API. This is a step forward in unleashing IOT power, and many companies (including mine, Logitech) are looking for it eagerly!

Would be pleased to participate.
Comment 7 Gordon Williams 2016-08-22 06:52:57 PDT
Just to add my support for this as well. I develop Puck.js, and allowing web developers to control hardware in the real world straight from a webpage is going to lead to some amazing things being created.

Being able to write one web application and have it run on a variety of devices is going to mean a much cleaner, less buggy, better maintained experience for everyone. Not all hardware manufacturers can afford to develop and maintain apps for all the major platforms.

Unfortunately right now the only usable implementations seem to be very Google-centric. Getting decent platform support, specifically iOS, is going to be a huge help.