Apple Unveils New LivePhotosKit API to Embed Live Photos on the Web

Apple's Live Photos API released: why should you care?

Apple unveils Live Photos API

This means that the iPhone's Live Photos can now be used in iOS apps, Mac apps and on websites. For web developers who want to put a Live Photos player on the web, Apple has a JavaScript-based Live Photos API called LivePhotosKit. The API makes it easier for developers to post Live Pictures to the web or to add Live Pictures support in an app. In addition to enabling Live Photos on iOS and macOS, you can now let users display their Live Photos on the web. This may have prompted Apple to create an official code version. That's because when shooting the live photo, the camera also captures what happens 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after the image is taken.

Live Photos is now the default mode on iPhone 6S and later if the feature isn't switched off, with the same editing options for stills available from Apple's Photo app.

Apple's developer website features details on a software development kit for building apps for iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Notably, social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram only support Live Photos converted into Boomerangs. Of course, it's up to the web developers to add this API to their sites, so you'll have to wait for your favorite sites to enable support before you can start sharing your Live Photos with everyone on the web. And it's a boon for users, who get to see their Live Photos presented as intended.

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