Monday, April 16, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of April 16, 2012


SAP has become a big advocate of HTML5 for enterprise mobility.  Many of their recently announced partnerships with mobile vendors include strong endorsements of HTML5.  I also see HTML5 playing a very important role for mobile applications developed in house.  It is very hard to justify creating native applications for all platforms when you are only distributing the mobile apps internally.  The economies of scale that mobility vendors can receive, are often not possible when developing for internal customers.

Information visualization firm Periscopic has worked on a number of HTML5 sites developed for the iPad.  They found that switching from Flash to HTML5 was not as bad as they feared.  Read original content

Sencha reviewed Apple’s new iPad and iOS 5.1 and results of the HTML5 Scorecard indicated the new product and OS were a “mixed bag at best and a disappointment at worst”.  Read original content

Cisco predicts that the number of mobile connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2012.    This article provides five reasons to turn to HTML5 for building a mobile site.  Read original content

The University of Notre Dame has redesigned its website using a mobile first approach that provides content on any device.  Read original content

With the border between desktop and mobile quickly fading away, the best way to provide content to the end user regardless of desktop or mobile is with HTML5.  This article explores five reasons why HTML5 matters for meeting expectations and providing users what they want, keeping clients focused on your service, product or website.  Read original content

Stating that “we believe that web technologies are important to the future of mobile and that we can help to make HTML5 a well-supported platform for mobile developers to build upon,” Facebook has open-sourced Ringmark, its browser test suite for developing mobile applications.  Read original content

Software company CodeBaby has announced that its 3D virtual assistant technology is now available for mobile devices.  The company’s 3D interactive characters will be implemented on mobile devices through the emerging HTML5 video standards.  Read original content

Speakers at the India Software Developer Conference in March provided advice on developing mobile apps using HTML5, with presentations such as “Building Mobile HTML5 Apps in Hours, Not Days” and ““Cross platform Mobile App Development with HTML 5”.  Read original content

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has launched a real-time travel data platform that travel industry professionals can use on their mobile devices.  PATAmPOWER was created in HTML5 and is available for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.  Read original content
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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.