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:
- Google has rolled out a mobile Doodle that moves and sways with your mouse to show off HTML5 Canvas http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/googles-html5-tribute-to-american-artist-alexander-calder/
- Nokia Maps now offers an HTML5 version of its service which is compatible with Android and iPhone web browsers http://www.intomobile.com/2011/07/22/nokia-maps-now-iphone-and-androidfriendly-html5-version/
- Pandora is replacing Flash with HTML5 and will be unveiling a new look http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/07/pandora-trades-flash-for-html5-in-social-redesign/1
- Microsoft has been developing a new version of Bing that uses HTML5, enabling video on the home page, instant search results (a la Google Instant), scrolling information, animated weather reports and more http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/07/21/report-bing-to-get-metro-look-with-live-tiles/
What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?
HTML5 - What I am Learning
Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development: Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 2011
Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 2011
Whitepapers of Note
The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services
Recorded Webinars of Note
3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise: The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform
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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.