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Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseAs HTML November 4th, as WebKit July 7th, 2005.
Written inC++
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb Browser Engine

WebKit is a free software web browser engine developed by American software giant Apple Inc. It is primarily made for Apple's own iOS and Safari web browser products.

WebKit begun as a fork by off the Konqueror web browsers KHTML rendering engine. It has since become highly advanced while KHTML development stagnated.

WebKit is notable for being the basis for both the Qt WebEngine used by lesser-known free software GNU/Linux browsers like Dooble and Falkon and the WebKitGTK Project used by GNOME Web.

Google used WebKit as a basic for their Chromium web browser (the basis for their proprietary Chrome browser) until they forked into their own browser engine called Blink.

Apple has registered "WebKit" as a trademark.