Twenty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee founded the W3C, an international community that develops open standards. To mark this anniversary, W3C invites the web community to W3C20, a 3-hour symposium on the future of the web.
Media Capture is one of the most interesting features in web applications, especially for mobile devices. Surprisingly capturing media on the spot is quite a new thing for browsers in general, until recently always being delegated to browser plugins such as Flash or Silverlight. In this article we will explore how to use the Media Capture APIs, their compatibility across mobile browsers and the current state of the W3C specifications that define them.