Some of the web platform team at Google recently met to plan for 2014. I’d like to share some of our thoughts with the larger Blink community and solicit your own.
Web usage continues to shift from desktop to mobile. Yet the mobile web remains far from reaching its potential -- in part because web engines (e.g. Blink) are not nearly as good on performance-constrained devices as they need to be. To be successful on mobile, Blink must exit 2014 much more mobile-awesome.
Primarily this means improving Blink’s performance on less-powerful devices. Blink should be hands-down the best performing mobile web engine. We must achieve:
Constant improvement to our core metrics
Smoothness (scrolling & 60hz animation)
Initial Load Time
#1 on (credible/realistic) mobile web benchmarks
Reduced memory consumption
Lowest power consumption
Additionally we need to continue to improve the mobile web platform itself -- make it easy for authors to ship fast, awesome web apps. In 2014 we plan to:
Expose capabilities on the open-web competitive to “native” offerings