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Discussion on: Are there any new or upcoming browser APIs you are keeping an eye on?

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The Shape Detection API! It allows for detecting & scanning barcodes, text and faces (that last one is kinda creepy thoughπŸ˜…). At first I was very afraid it was just a chrome thing because they're the only one with an available trial but there is a spec for it so we'll just have to see how other browsers respond...

The main reason I keep my eye on this is because you won't need to depend on libraries and external api's anymore. In a world where users are getting used to features like these on their phone an the web feels like a logical next step. (Definitely worried about security and privacy though).