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Apple releases JavaScript API for playing Live Photos on the web

Apple releases JavaScript API for playing Live Photos on the web

Developers can utilize the new Live Photos SDK (software developer kit) with sample code - to do this, developers must download Xcode, which includes the SDK's for building apps that support Live Photos.

Apple has finally chose to solve one of the problems associated with the Live Photos, the web compatibility.

But as reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has introduced a new option to bring Live Photos to the web via a JavaScript-based API for Live Photos called LivePhotosKit. Developers will now be able to use the API to share Live Photos playback on iOS, macOS, and now the web. The player is supported on all major browsers for iOS, macOS, and Windows, as well as beta for Chrome on Android.

The effort needed to embed Live Photos into a web page will not be seen as worth it for most publishers and designers, but now you can do it.

Oilers ripped apart by Sharks, series tied 2-2
Sorensen added an even-strength tally at 9:46 to make it 4-0 and Couture took a feed from Jannik Hansen to end Talbot's night. Thornton missed the last three games of the regular season and the first two games of the playoff series with the Oilers .

Live Photos are essentially tiny movies, captured by the iPhone in bursts of 3 seconds.

In the new documentation, Apple includes examples on how to get Live Photo assets up and running online. This means that the iPhone's Live Photos can now be used in iOS apps, Mac apps and on websites.

The other way of sharing them on the web is by using Google Photos' Motion Stills feature, which cleans up Live Photos and coverts them to videos or GIFs. Additionally, photographers could create a Live Photo gallery on their websites.


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