Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Projections for and Demonstrations of HTML5

This is the third article in my HTML5 series.  I am researching HTML5 for myself, and sharing some of what I am learning.  I came across an interesting article this week from Reuters entitled, “The HTML5 boom is coming.  Fast."  Here is an excerpt, "New data released Friday indicates that HTML5 is not just going to be big, it’s going to be huge – and it’s coming fast...more than 2.1 billion mobile devices will have HTML5 browsers by 2016, up from just 109 million in 2010, according to a new report by ABI Research."

What is HTML5 again?  HTML5 is the newest version of HTML and a lot of new features have been added that are significant to mobile application developers.  One of the focuses of this new version is to improve multimedia applications and offer support and features for a broader range of devices, particularly mobile devices.

The purpose of these improvements is to help the web support newer and smarter mobile devices and to compete with native mobile applications in terms of a rich user experience.

ABI Research has a new report on HTML5.  A summary of the report is available here.

A number of companies are demonstrating HTML5 capabilities on their websites.  Here are a few links for your enjoyment:
Here are the first 2 articles in the HTML5 series:

What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?
HTML5 - What I am Learning

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.