Most modern desktop browsers have the ability to connect directly to hardware webcams, making it unnecessary to run a desktop program to operate your spectrometer.
Browsers that are confirmed to work include:
- Chrome 21+
- any browser which supports the HTML5 getUserMedia() call
On smartphones, several browsers support the HTML5 webcam API, and connect directly to the camera of the phone.
A Flash-based video capture system is partially implemented, and should soon work for browsers without the MediaStream API.