Dec 2, 2009

WebGL Might Eventually Bring 3D Prowess To Mobile Web Apps

As mobile platform makers grant more and more system functionality to their browsers, the once distinct lines between native applications and web applications are beginning to blur. Over the past few months, HTML5 and other advances in web technology have allowed developers on various smartphone platforms to access to GPS coordinates, accelerometer data, and more.

Plenty of limitations still exist (it's still mostly impossible to access the microphone/camera on most smartphones from the browser, for example), but one big hurdle might be on the way out: hardware-based acceleration, otherwise known as the goods required for graphic-heavy gaming.

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