Media web application developers want to deploy their content on a wide and heterogeneous range of devices and platforms, e.g. televisions, set-top boxes, and mobile devices. To ensure a smooth user experience across devices, these user agents need to support a minimum set of Web technologies that developers can rely on being supported. This Community Group plans to specify such a set of Web technologies and additionally plans to provide guidance for developers and implementers e.g. on performance constraints and portability issues.
This Web Media Application Developer Guidelines 2018 specification is a companion guide to the Web Media API Snapshot spec. While the Web Media API Snapshot spec is targeted at device implementations to support media web apps in 2018, this specification will outline best practices and developer guidance for implementing web media apps.