First-party vs. Third-party

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Web privacy is going through a renaissance, with pressure from all fractions of internet users, from activists to governments, we’re in a moment where web and browser developers are being forced to consider safer alternatives to online tracking. For example, Samsung Internet allows you to turn off third party cookies the Sites and Downloads page in settings under “Cookies.” So, we’ve all kind of agreed that third-party cookies are on the way out (learn more about cookies in part 1), but what takes their place? Google proposes First-Party Sets. …


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As promised in my last post about dark mode, I bring you a dark mode tutorial 🌚. If you just want to see the code, a refactored version lives on Glitch. Let’s get straight into it.

Prerequisites

This tutorial is beginner friendly but not if you’ve done absolutely no HTML, CSS, JavaScript. You’ll also need a small HTML and CSS site that you’d like to add dark mode to. I’ll be using my own personal site.


Making your web app adaptive following responsive design techniques can improve your performance score, here is how.

An adaptive and high-performance transformer

The benefits of applying responsive design include boosting your SEO, having a better user experience on different devices, and making your website more accessible, but did you know that making your web app adaptive to different viewports can also improve your web performance score? In previous articles, we explained the current status of responsive design including dark mode and responsive design for foldables, and we even share some insights about its future, now let’s deep dive into how web performance is related to an optimized look and feel.

Web Performance Metrics

The first step to improving something is to measure it! Being aware…


An Introduction to Cookies

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Internet users are becoming cognisant of the ways we’re being followed and tracked online, the ways our behaviour is being analysed and data sold on to line the pockets of a the ad industry. Over the last few years, the news has been filled with debate about who truly owns our data, who can use it and how can they use it. While the law is typically quite behind on tech matters, there have been a few laws that have arisen that aim to protect users (e.g GDPR, LGPD, CCPA, etc) however, some are really complicated to understand, and others…


New upgrade to improve your browser experience

From upgrading some features like moving elements to improve usability or dark (forced mode) to continue taking care of users' privacy, the Samsung Internet is committed to delivering a great user experience.

There is always something new to discover in our Samsung Galaxy

Let’s take a look at its most recent new features and enhancements.

Privacy: Permission control for individual site

Users will be able to customize individual site permission, they can activate or deactivate permissions by switching on/off at the sites list. Currently, Location, Camera, and Mic permissions are available.


Our strategic partnership with BrowserStack gives you six months’ free access to their real device cloud to test your websites on Samsung Internet

Click here to find out more from the BrowserStack WebSite.

Debugging mobile devices can be a real pain compared to debugging desktop browsers. When you want to start testing on many devices this process can get even more infuriating, including juggling USB-C Cables, Micro USB and Lightning Cables, and, ensuring your testing devices are charged and updated. If you want to get serious about mobile testing you need to set up a full device lab which requires a significant amount of investment. Once you have set up a wide range of testing devices, next you need to set up your…


Introducing Coil, the web-monetization add-on to all Samsung Internet users on Galaxy devices globally.

A seedling seemingly growing out of a small glass filled with coins of different currencies.
A seedling seemingly growing out of a small glass filled with coins of different currencies.
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At Samsung, we always strive to bring cutting-edge technology into our user’s hands. Today we are happy to announce that all Samsung Internet users globally on their Galaxy device can now download Coil add-on and activate streaming micropayments to support their favorite web monetized creators, developers, publishers, and platforms in real-time.

Coil joins our growing collection of curated add-ons built to work with the Samsung Internet Browser. Coil is providing an alternative way for creators, developers, publishers and platforms to monetize their content and offer premium…


Cómo preparar tu web app para una nueva modalidad de celulares

[English article here ]

En tecnología, la innovación es súper importante, y actualmente estamos viendo de cerca nuevas tendencias en términos de hardware y en particular, en las pantallas: los foldables o “dispositivos plegables”. Los foldables son dispositivos cuya pantalla se puede plegar, al momento existen dos tipos según su forma física: los que poseen una sola pantalla flexible (sin división) y dispositivos plegables que se dividen en dos pantallas. …


Get your web app ready for the next generation of smartphones

[ Artículo en Español aquí]

In previous articles, we've already introduced you to the history behind responsive design, its evolution including dark mode and we even had the courage to make some predictions about its future, but to be honest, we don't have to go much further in time to see how the future could look like. A major innovation in terms of hardware and screen is happening now: foldable devices.

A Galaxy Z-Flip Foldable
A Galaxy Z-Flip Foldable

Foldables are devices in which the screen folds within a hinge, there are mainly two different physical form factors: devices with a single flexible screen (seamless), and devices with…


Embracing the spirit of accessibility & responsive design to support the next generation of devices

Year on year devices get more varied and integrate into our lives in different ways. There is a trick to supporting these new devices on the web (at the end of the article 😉.) But it’s important to learn from our past mistakes.

Before responsive design

In 2007–2010, during the start of the mobile phone boom, the web was facing a fork in the road. These devices were able to access the standard desktop-only web. This new mobile format of devices gave web developers a problem. How do you support both large screens with mice and keyboards, and small touchscreen devices?

Samsung Internet Developers

Writings from the Samsung Internet Developer Relations…

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