Monday, January 30, 2012

What's New in HTML5, Week of January 30, 2012

Each week I conduct market research on HTML5 that includes news, quotes, market growth and developments around HTML5 and share the more interesting ones here with you.  I hope you find it useful. 

Authoring and publishing tool company Doc-To-Help is now using HTML5 to turn any content into a self-contained website designed for mobile devices.  The mobile HTML5-based output offers complete navigation, table of contents, index, and multi-touch (i.e. swipe and pinch) support.

Digital Wallet provider, Skrill, launched a Quick Checkout Enterprise payment suite extension which allows credit cards to be processed more directly by using a new payment gateway with HTML5, which is designed to support smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Mapquest has launched a new HTML5-based mobile browser solution targeted at users of Android and iPhones.

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FeedHenry, the developer of cloud-based mobile application solutions, launched an enterprise mobility solution that allows developers to build HTML5, JavaScript and hybrid apps with a fully integrated Node.js backend-as-a-service.  In the FeedHenry studio, developers can now build highly complex and visually stunning mobile apps using HTML5 and JavaScript that will run as native apps on all major smartphones and tablet devices.”

Digital media platform provider Polar Mobile is planning a new product line, MediaEverywhere, which will be an HTML5-based content distribution solution for smartphones, tablets and desktops.

Social audio publishing platform SoundCloud has joined the movement to dump Flash in favor of HTML5, claiming the conversion to an HTML5 embeddable player is “a necessary move, assuming it wants to have a future on the web”.

Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.