Thursday, March 08, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of March 5, 2012


When planning a mobile strategy, the choice between using HTML5 mobile web or native apps can be a daunting task.  Analyzing the site’s traffic and traffic origin may help in making the right decision.  Read original content

As HTML5 evolves, it is becoming more important to evaluate whether to build native apps or go with HTMl5 web apps.  Many of the reasons to build native apps over web apps have been rendered invalid with HTML5 developments.  Read original content

A proposal to add digital rights management (DRM) protection to HTML5 web videos has been met with opposition from some, however,  Google, Microsoft, and Netflix have asked that mechanisms be put in place for copy protection of HTML5 videos.  Read original content

Travel site TripAdvisor has announced a new free HTML5 cross-platform app for Android devices.  Read original content

Learn how to use the Geolocation API, or Web GL with web pages in HTML5.  Read original content


Mozilla has created an app store model for HTML5 apps with the Mobile Apps Marketplace.  The prediction is that, “HTML5 Web apps are going to become a definitive section of the mobile ecosystem in 2012.”  Read original content

Mozilla has partnered with telecommunications operator Telefonica to create Open Web Devices platform.  The platform will facilitate the first HTML5-based devices running on the open Web.  Read original content

Facebook is partnering with mobile operators, browser vendors, device makers and software tool makers in an effort to standardize HTML5.  Read original content

The adoption of HTML5 by developers has grown significantly in the last two years as web browsers have improved and all major platform vendors are now supporting the technology.  Read original content

HTML5 is changing the way retailers reach their customers with mobile sites by reducing the need for native apps.  "Just like more powerful computers and higher bandwidth kicked open the door to rich web sites on the desktop, HTML5 will do the same for sites on smartphones and tablets.”  Read original content

HTML5 is not yet the ultimate solution, according to Yahoo.  Their answer for today is a combination of technologies including HTTP, HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript.  Read original content

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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.