We’d like to discuss an API for triggering a “share” action, to send content (e.g., text, URLs, images) to a destination of the user’s choice (e.g., social networking, messaging, note taking apps). I’ve put together an explainer here:
Initially this would just be useful for sending content to native apps that can handle sharing (e.g., Android intents, iOS shares, Windows share contracts). I hope that eventually websites will also be able to handle sharing but I’m keeping that separate for now.
I’d like to incubate this proposal in the WICG and soon will start experimenting with this in Chrome.
The Chrome Ballista Team