Web MIDI API
Defines an API supporting the MIDI protocol, enabling web applications to enumerate and select MIDI input and output devices on the client system and send and receive MIDI messages.
With project spartan now supporting WebAudio. It would be nice to take it to the next step and supporting the WebMIDI API. This would allow the next generation of audio tools to be web based. At the moment Chrome supports the WebMIDI API behind an experimental flag. And it would be nice for other browsers to follow suit.
It's great that windows store apps support MIDI now, why dont go the next step and enable Web MIDI now.
Tony Pappas commented
Yes, this needs to be supported. We are developing amazing apps in Chrome with Web MIDI API and Microsoft users are missing out - falling behind. Check it out http://www.prosonic-sessions.com/
Björn Melinder commented
They do support web audio API now!!! This is really awesome and opens up a whole new world of audio apps on the web! So how about adding support for web midi api too? It is a fairly small and simple api to support, already supported in Chrome and (partly) Firefox. In Chrome it, "just works" so if you have a midi keyboard connected to your computer, you can go to any website with a web audio synth and start playing right away. Pretty amazing!
yes Please!! a step toward the future
We need this
Well, they're WAY behind to LEAD with audio/music innovation on the web. In fact, they're the only browser without web audio today.
It would be *so* nice if MS could lead with audio/music innovation. Please...