Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of March 12, 2012

HTML5 offers some genuine advantages and tools for developers, but it is not mature enough to serve as a tool for business applications, according to David Akka of Magic Software.  Read original content

The basics of establishing user location with HTML5 are covered in this tutorial from developerdrive.com.  Read original content

The iPad 2 ranks as the best device for HTML5 games and apps performance, according to a new report from spaceport.io.  Overall, iOS devices and browsers outperformed Android “across the board”.  Read original content

Mozilla has created a mobile OS based on HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.  Boot to Gecko is an open source web-based operating system for mobile devices and “eliminates the need for apps to be built on platform-specific native APIs.”  For a demo visit, https://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G/Demo.  Read original content

Combining the benefits of HTML5 and native app technologies may be the best approach.  Ashley Streb of Brightcove states that “for cross-platform, content-centric apps, this approach saves both time and money."  Read original content

Is the Java development community ready to embrace HTML5?  Opinion seems to be divided at this point.  Read original content

Sencha has upgraded its HTML5 mobile application framework with the release of Sencha Touch 2.   One of the goals of the upgrade was to “make standards-based Web apps rival native apps on all the top devices and browsers."  Read original content

Although HTML5 has made strides in apps development, Apple customers are still demonstrating their love for native apps.  The iOS app store has exceeded 25 billion downloads.  Read original content

appMobi has announced the release of the beta version of its directCanvas HTML5 acceleration technology.  “HTML5 is the future of the open Web and many people want to take advantage of building games with it on smart devices.”  Read original content

Corel’s VideoStudio Pro is now available in a new “X5” version that provides the ability to generate HTML5 video content that will display in any browser that supports HTML5.  Read original content

Ludei has announced the availability of CocoonJS, a development tool that provides the ability for developers to convert HTML5 games into iOS and Android apps.  Read original content

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.