Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of April 23, 2012


This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based.  In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based, 20% would be native, and 30% would be a hybrid of HTML5.

The bottom line is that HTML5 is going to be very important for enterprise mobility going forward.

Now for the news!

BBC Worldwide has invested in HTML5 tech company Spaceport.io and will use Spaceport’s technology to create new games and apps that will run on the web, mobile devices, and connected TVs.  Read original content

Of the 50 retail and travel m-commerce sites using Usablenet’s HTML5-based Usablenet Mobile 2.0 system, 28 percent experienced an increase in overall usage, an 11 percent increase in page views per visit and a 15 percent drop in bounce rate.  Read original content

Writer Edgar Wright, illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards and Microsoft teamed up to create The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, a four-part animated interactive story developed entirely in HTML5.  Read original content

Microsoft may be planning an HTML5-based web app for Skype, as hinted at by recent job postings.  An HTML5 Skype browser app would allow the service to run on more browsers and mobile devices without the need to install additional software.  Read original content

After tiring of the issues with building separate apps for mobile devices, Boston company Fundraise.com is turning to the mobile web.  “The app-as-a-mobile-strategy doesn't make any sense when there is HTML5-driven, responsive mobile design available.”  Read original content

As an alternative to Google’s built-in Android navigation, TeleNav now offers an HTML5-based web navigation service.  Read original content

Marmalade 6.0 provides the opportunity for developers to combine the strengths of HTML5 and cross-platform native code.  “We believe hybrid apps combining web and native technologies are the future.”  Read original content

Sencha has launched Architect 2, an upgrade of its Ext Designer, that simplifies the creation of mobile apps and allows “a whole new class of developers to take advantage of HTML5, including developers who are not experts and are new to HTML5”.  Read original content

Oaisys has announced the release of Mobile Recall, a mobile web solution built on an HTML5 framework.  The application is designed to support mobile web access to call recordings.  Read original content

The Tri-Screen Connection is developing Web-e-Books, formatted in HTML5 to provide online and offline e-book reading on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.  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.