Sam Bellen

Information & Communications Technology

JavaScript Browser APIs Audio Web Authentication Identity Management

Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium

You might not need a native app for this!

A lot of developers seem to go to native (mobile) apps to solve complex problems. The web is evolving at a rapid pace, and for a lot of things we don’t need to go the native way anymore. From recording video to speech recognition, connecting to a bluetooth devices to using accelerometer data, modern browsers host a whole set of APIs which help us achieve these things. Knowing some of these APIs exist might speed up the process of moving to a universal accessible web app or PWA in favour of a big native one.


Sam Bellen

Developer evangelist at Auth0

I'm a Google Developer Expert who works as a Developer Advocate Engineer at Auth0. At Auth0 we're trying to make authentication and identification as easy as possible, while still keeping it secure.

After office hours I like to play around with the web-audio API, and other "exotic" browser APIs. One of my side projects is a library to add audio effects to an audio input using JavaScript.

When I'm not behind a computer, you can find me playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.

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