Kony Adds HTML5 to App Building platform
Mobile platform provider Kony Solutions launched the KonyOne platform this week. The new platform allows developers to define an app once and deploy it across multiple devices, operating systems, and channels. It allows delivery of both native applications and mobile web – HTML5 and non-HTML5, across phones, tablets, and desktops.
Raj Koneru, CEO of Kony said, “We believe the future includes native, mobile web, and HTML5 hybrid or 'mixed mode' applications. Using the KonyOne platform, developers can use a single code base to create optimized applications for any device, operating system or browser. They can create native, mobile web or HTML5 applications or any combination to achieve the best individual user experience."
HTML5-enabled Smartphones to Hit 1 Billion Worldwide in 2013
Research firm Strategy Analytics says that HTML5-compatible mobile phone sales will reach 1 billion in 2013, up from 336 million in 2011. What is the definition of an HTML5-compatible phone? An HTML5-compatible phone is defined as “A mobile handset with partial or full support for HTML5 technology in the browser, such as the Apple iPhone 4S”.
The Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, Neil Mawston, states “HTML5 has quickly become a high-growth technology that will help smartphones, feature phones, tablets, notebooks, desktop PCs, televisions and vehicles to converge in the future.”
HTML5 is Featured in “Small Business Software Trends for 2012”
In the article, "Small Business Software Trends for 2012," the author writes, “HTML5 is shifting how we look at apps and software. Right now, the browser is central to how we use SaaS solutions (software as a service), but as more users operate remotely and via mobile devices, there is solid evidence that the browser could go away, or at least become dramatically different from what we experience today." [Kevin Benedict Comment: It seems to me that browsers would become more important with HTML5, not less.]
The author goes on to say, "HTML5 makes it possible to add functionality to the browsing experience. If Adobe’s recent decision is any indication of the trend, they terminated their mobile Flash development work to migrate to HTML5."
HTML5 is also featured in the blog article, “7 Mobile Trends for 2012: NFC, Nokia, Apps and HTML5” from Josh Smith at, Gotta Be Mobile. “HTML5 will become a bigger force in the mobile space, powering single page apps and offering a snappier mobile web experience.”
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