Apple, Google, and Mozilla have joined forces for the development of Speedometer 3, a browser performance test created by Apple’s WebKit team and the basis for Safari. The benchmark, previously available as version 2.0, will be upgraded to version 3.0 with the collaboration of the three tech giants.
Speedometer is a successful browser performance test
Mozilla shared a little more information on the subject. According to the company, no one is intentionally creating a website that lags or glitches. “The web promises smooth experiences in general, but sometimes it falls short. And when it does, users are frustrated. Lagging performance is incredibly frustrating and tiring,” Mozilla said:
“We have a lot of ideas about how to make things better. Many of these ideas require collaboration between site owners, framework builders, browser makers, and standards groups, and that requires a shared understanding of what’s important. Historically, browser performance tests have not done a good job of this.”
“Speedometer 2.0 was a step in the right direction when it was released in 2018, but today it’s time to update it. Unlike some browser performance tests of the past, the upcoming Speedometer 3.0 is being launched as a joint cross-industry effort. Building it will be hard work, but working together will give us the chance to make the Web faster for years to come.”
There is also no release date for Speedometer 3. The related GitHub page states that Speedometer 3 is under active development and is currently unstable.