Remember five years ago when Safari was the best mobile browser ? Maybe even the best desktop browser. Times have changed.
I’m really excited by the amount of innovation in web technologies these days. Chrome and Firefox get new features at an incredible pace and even Microsoft decided to follow the rhythm.
In this world, Safari is lagging behind. No SPDY support. No Navigation Timing API. No HTML templates. No Indexed DB. No WebP, WebM or Ogg support. No CSS Feature Queries. And outdated developer tools.
Is it intentionally defensive, to protect their app business? Or is it just because the Web is not in their culture and they don’t invest in it?
In any case, it starts to be annoying for developers. I hope Apple will fix that quickly.