April 20, 2017 Last Updated 1:06 pm

Apple unveils ‘LivePhotosKit JS’ to make possible embedding LivePhotos to websites

The new JavaScript-based API from Apple allows publishers to embed Live Photos taken with iPhones on their websites, though why they would want to is the question

Apple today introduced a new JavaScript API for developers to embed Live Photos on websites. Live Photos are basically short videos that end with the photo itself, taken with iPhones. They were demoed prominently as part of the unveiling of the iPhone 6s, but honestly are a novelty at best.

“This new JavaScript-based API makes it easy to embed Live Photos on your websites. In addition to enabling Live Photos on iOS and macOS, you can now let users display their Live Photos on the web.”

You can find the LivePhotosKit JS for the web here.

The LivePhotosKit JS player is supports the major browsers – Safari and Chrome for iOS, Safari, Chrome and Firefox for Mac, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows.

The effort needed to embed Live Photos into a web page will not be seen as worth it for most publishers and designers, but now you can do it.

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