Apple, Google, Firefox Partner on Speedometer Browser Benchmark
Google on Thursday announced it is collaborating with Apple and Mozilla Foundation-backed Firefox “to work on the next Speedometer benchmark to measure real-world browser performance.”
[1/3] We’re joining an important collab with Apple @WebKit & @firefox to work on the next Speedometer benchmark to measure real-world browser performance. https://t.co/GOxM6pIrkX
— Chrome (@googlechrome) December 15, 2022
Speedometer is a browser benchmark designed to measure the responsiveness of Web applications, per its website. “It uses demo web applications to simulate user actions such as adding to-do items.”
Now, the WebKit team at Apple is partnering with Google and Firefox on Speedometer 3.0, which will update the benchmark for more modern workloads and make it capable of testing end-to-end user journeys instead of specific browser features.
“This work will be based on a joint governance model to share work, and build a collaborative understanding of performance on the web to help drive browser performance in ways that help users,” Google continued in a follow-up tweet.
You can follow Speedometer 3.0’s development progress on its GitHub page. “Our primary goal is to make it reflect the real-world Web as much as possible. When a browser improves its score on the benchmark, actual users should benefit,” the GitHub description reads.
Last year, Apple celebrated the twentieth anniversary of WebKit and its Safari browser.