Chrome Browser 33, Now in Beta, Includes Many New Developer Features
Chrome 33 beta includes Web speech synthesis and improved WebFont downloading, providing developers with more cool tools to add additional features for users.Google's Chrome Web browser stable Version 32 was just released to users last week, which means that the Chrome beta Version 33 is now in the development pipeline for eventual promotion and release to users. The Chrome 33 beta version has a host of intriguing new features that will help developers extend the browser and its capabilities even more for Chrome enthusiasts. The nascent new capabilities were unveiled by Dominic Cooney, a Chrome software engineer, in a Jan. 16 post on The Chromium Blog. "[The] Chrome Beta channel release kicks off the new year with a slew of new features for developers ranging from Custom Elements, to web speech synthesis and improved WebFont downloading," wrote Cooney. Most of the changes apply to desktop versions of Chrome and Chrome for Android, he wrote.
A key new feature is what Google calls Custom Elements, which allows Web developers to define new types of HTML elements to use in their Web applications, according to Cooney. "The spec is one of several new API primitives landing under the Web Components umbrella."