JSFoo 2017

JSFoo is a conference about JavaScript and everything related.

Sam Bellen


I didn’t know the browser could do that!

Submitted Jun 7, 2017

The times when a browser simply had to parse and show some markup are long gone. These days they are full of interesting api’s exposing various information and behaviour to web developers. This talk will walk you through a few of these api’s (speech, speech recognition, battery, location, …), some of which you might know, some maybe not. I will show a quick example of what some of these api’s can do, and how to use them.


Everyday, you’re working with a web-browser, but do you know all of it’s capabilities? These wonderful pieces of software are much more powerful than they appear. This talk will take you through some of the lesser know but definitely double as cool browser API’s.

The slides can be found here: https://meow.sambego.be (best viewed in chrome).

Speaker bio

I’m a front-end developer at madewithlove, a small app development company based in Belgium, but with employees all over the world.

For my day to day job I’m in charge of creating challenging user interfaces and make applications nice to work with.
After office hours I like to play around with the web-audio API, and other “exotic” browser APIs. One of my side projects is a library to add audio effects to an audio input using JavaScript.

When I’m not behind a computer, you can find me playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.





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