Two Googlers created an API to connect USB devices directly to the Web

April 12, 2016

Two Google engineers have introduced a new API called WebUSB to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Incubator Community Group (W3C WICG) that would allow USB devices to connect to the Web safely.

The API isn’t meant for USB flash drives, but other peripherals like keyboards or various Internet of Things gadgets. The process isn’t meant for some sort of advanced file transfer, either; it’s to safely connect hardware to the Web without the need for a dedicated platform.

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