WWDC22 is here, and with it, a host of announcements of new web technology shipping in WebKit on macOS, iOS and iPadOS, including advancements in privacy and security – plus new features for Safari, Web Inspector and Safari Web Extensions. Much of the news was announced on Monday during this year’s keynote, is listed in the Safari 16 Beta Release Notes, and is described in News from WWDC: WebKit Features in Safari 16 Beta. But that’s not all.
Ten sessions at WWDC22 go into greater detail, demonstrating new technology directly relevant to web developers. New videos will be released each day this week. You can watch them on the WWDC22 website, or in the Apple Developer app for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS.
Tuesday, June 7
Explore the latest features in Safari and WebKit and learn how you can make better and more powerful websites. We’ll take you on a tour through the latest updates to HTML, CSS enhancements, Web Inspector tooling, Web APIs, and more.
Watch What’s new in Safari and WebKit starting on Tuesday, June 7.
Bring better notifications to your websites and web apps in Safari on macOS with Web Push. We’ll show you how you can remotely send notifications to people through the web standards-based combination of Push API, Notifications API, and Service Workers.
Watch Meet Web Push for Safari starting on Tuesday, June 7.
It’s time for a security upgrade: Learn how to add support for passkeys to create a quick and easy sign in experience for people, all while offering a radical increase to account security. Passkeys are simple and strong credentials built to eliminate phishing attacks. We’ll share how passkeys are designed with security in mind, show you how people will use them, go over how to integrate passkeys in your log in flow, and explore the platform and web APIs you need to adopt this feature.
Watch Meet Passkeys starting on Tuesday, June 7.
Wednesday, June 8
Learn how you can use the latest improvements to Safari Web Extensions to create even better experiences for people browsing the web. We’ll show you how to upgrade to manifest version 3, adopt the latest APIs for Web Extensions, and sync extensions across devices.
Watch What’s new in Safari Web Extensions starting on Wednesday, June 8.
Don’t be captured by CAPTCHAs! Private Access Tokens are a powerful alternative that help you identify HTTP requests from legitimate devices and people without compromising their identity or personal information. We’ll show you how your app and server can take advantage of this tool to add confidence to your online transactions and preserve privacy.
Watch Replace CAPTCHAs with Private Access Tokens starting on Wednesday, June 8.
Thursday, June 9
Watch Create Safari Web Inspector Extensions starting on Thursday, June 9.
Discover techniques for building rich, accessible web apps with custom controls, SSML, and the dialog element. We’ll discuss different assistive technologies and help you learn how to use them when testing the accessibility of your web apps.
Watch What’s new in web accessibility starting on Thursday, June 9.
Watch Enhance your Sign in with Apple experience starting on Thursday, June 9.
Friday, June 10
Watch What’s new in WKWebView starting on Friday, June 10.
Discover the latest ways to ensure that DNS — the foundation of internet addressing — is secure within your app. Learn how to authenticate DNS responses in your app with DNSSEC and enable DNS encryption automatically with Discovery of Designated Resolvers (DDR).
Watch Improve DNS security for apps and servers starting on Friday, June 10.