Tuesday, May 01, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of April 30, 2012


I am in Scotland this week conducting workshops on mobile strategies.  I met with a large company with multiple enterprise mobility projects to connect back office ERPs and HR apps to mobile applications.  They have already determined they will be using HTML5 as their preferred mobile app development environment.  They already have experienced web developers so extending the skills of these developers into mobility makes perfect sense to them.

The meteoric rise of the number of apps for iOS and Android devices may present too much clutter for our networks and attention spans.  “There is no need for an “app” that is simply a shell to deliver Web content. In fact, many of these narrow-purpose apps can and should be Web-based applications (particularly built on HTML5) delivered through the browser.”  Read original content

Appcelerator has released the new version of its Titanium platform.  Titanium 2.0 includes support for HTML5 mobile web apps.  Read original content

Bluega’s pieOS provides a touchscreen user interface developed using HTML5 and usable across all mobile devices.  Read original con ten

Human resources enterprise solution provider Workday has released its newest update, Workday 16, delivering new features and enhancements including HTML5 for mobile.  Read original content and another article here.

TapEdition has launched HTML5 magazine app building capabilities allowing users to develop HTML5 based magazine apps compatible with all smartphone and tablet devices. Read original conten

Responsive Web Design is made possible by HTML5 and CSS3 and is already “having incredible impact on Web design and mobile marketing”.   Ron Jacobs, president of Jacobs & Clevenger, presents a case for HTML5 over mobile apps.  Read original content

Shivank Arya describes several non-UI features of HTML5 which can be used in almost all web applications.  The article covers features such as new web storage mechanisms, Web Workers allowing multiple threads, and offline availability of applications.  Read original content

CNET’s new mobile site melds native apps and mobile web, taking cues from mobile apps while allowing seamless navigation when clicking on a CNET link without installing an app.  Read original content

Mozilla has announced it will launch its HTML5-based mobile platform, Boot to Gecko, sometime between late 2012 and early 2013.  Read original content

LongTail Video’s latest State of HTML5 Video report reveals that close to 74 percent of the browser market now supports HTML5, and full-screen HTML5 video is now available from a majority of web browsers.  Read original content

Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 will include a new application, Adobe Muse, which will allow users to create HTML5-powered web sites without writing any code.  Read original content

Google is closing down its mobile web app for Google Talk, forcing users who wish to continue using Google Talk to use the native app.  Read original content

Magento has released HTML5 enhancements to its Enterprise and Community Edition platforms, enabling “mobile web capabilities integrated deep into the platform”.  Read original content

The W3C has posted an update on progress of the HTML5 specifications, and the HTML Working Group Chairs have developed a draft stabilization plan with a timeline for advancing the HTML5 specifications to W3C Recommendation.  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.