How we built it

Service Worker

ServiceWorkers (formerly Navigation Controllers) are a new system that provides event-driven scripts that run independent of web pages. They are similar to SharedWorkers except that their lifetime is different and they have access to domain-wide events such as network fetches. Use cases: offline, reducing perceived page load latency and will eventually power notification/push/sync/... use cases.

Comments

Re: strongly positive web developer views - we are seeing extremely positive feedback whenever there is a talk about SW - high profile web developers have already started prototyping with the API - overall, everyone we've talked to is eager to see this API shipping. - it's one of the top voted FR at IE's user voice page https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-internet-explorer-platform

Demos

Documentation

Specification

Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 40
  • Chrome for Android release 40
  • Opera release 27
  • Opera for Android release 27

Consensus & Standardization

Owners

Last updated on 2016-07-12