Apple Released

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in September 2015, this was a cool new photo feature "Live Photo" that makes simple photos come alive. The idea was good. Unfortunately, the small animations could only be played on the iPhone and iPad and later on the Mac. Since then, a lot has happened and the company has now also released a new JavaScript API for the moving photos.

Apple has developed a new JavaScript API to easily share and share live photos on the Internet. To do this, the player is displayed in a DOM element that can use both video and photos as a source. Playback can then be performed either individually or via prefabricated controls.

The integration is very simple. Web developers must do nothing more than embed the LivePhotoKit-JS in the page and enable JavaScript Strict Mode.

Users of the web developers the API on its website, then the Live Photos can be incorporated accordingly as JPG and MOV files. The new API is compatible with Safari, Chrome and Firefox on the Mac, while Windows users can view the moving photos in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.

Again briefly as a reminder: Live Photos were introduced together with the iPhone 6s / 6s Plus. The camera takes a full-fledged photo and saves an additional 1.5 seconds before and after recording in the form of a video. This results in short animations which can be reproduced, for example, by means of a 3D touch or by long tapping. A live photo, however, has two or three times the size of a normal photo.


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