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Tizen Web Simulator

The Tizen Web Simulator is a lightweight tool for developing mobile web applications. Extending the Google Chrome developer tools, it enables running and debugging web APIs for a variety of mobile platforms. It currently supports the Tizen 1.0 Web API.

Below is a summary of the Tizen 1.0 APIs supported in the latest release. Some APIs are supported with a Javascript backend and others are provided by Google Chrome.

Supported Tizen APIs

The following APIs are implemented by the simulator in JavaScript.

  • Tizen
  • Alarm
  • Calendar
  • Call
  • Contact
  • Geocoder
  • LBS
  • Maps
  • Messaging
  • System Information
  • Time

Non-supported Tizen APIs

The following APIs are not supported by the current version of the simulator. Support for these APIs is under development.

  • FileSystem
  • POI
  • Application
  • NFC

W3C/HTML5 Specifications


  • The config.xml of a widget is parsed by the simulator and the information is shown in the "feature configuration" panel.

Content (documents, graphics, multimedia)

  • HTML5 audio
  • HTML5 video
  • HTML5 Forms
  • Session History API
  • HTML5 2D Canvas
  • Inline SVG


  • CSS3 2D Transforms
  • CSS3 3D Transforms
  • CSS3 Animations
  • CSS3 Transitions
  • iframe sandbox attribute
  • HTML5 2D Canvas
  • CSS3 Colors

Device/OS Integration

  • W3C Geolocation API (through the Javascript backend)
  • Orientation and Acceleration (through the Javascript backend)
  • Browser onLine State
  • W3C Vibration API (through the Javascript backend)
  • Web Audio
  • Web Notifications
  • Sensors (through the Javascript backend)

Network & Communication

  • The WebSocket API
  • Web Messaging
  • XMLHttpRequest Level 2 (Partial)
  • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
  • Server-Sent Events


  • Web Storage
  • File API
  • File API: Directories and System
  • File API: Writer
  • HTML5 Application Cache
  • Web SQL Database
  • Indexed DB API


  • Web Workers
  • Page Visibility API (through the Javascript backend)
  • Animation Timing Control