Friday, May 25, 2012

Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of May 20, 2012


Rotterdam at the
Enterprise Mobility
Exchange 2012
This week I was the Chairman of the Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Rotterdam.  During this event HTML5 was a popular topic.  Most of the CIOs and other mobility thought leaders were predicting HTML5 is and will play a big role in their enterprises.  I also spoke to Gil Bouhnick, Mobility Product Manager for ClickSoftware in Spain 2 weeks ago and he was telling me about several large field services implementations they had recently deployed using HTML5.  He also says there are still some unique security issues that need to be addressed by vendors using HTML5. I see progress.

As I am writing this article, I am noticing a trend.  There are several media and advertising companies announcing the use of HTML5 apps and platforms.  Interesting!

Now for the news...

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs predicts that more than 2 billion mobile devices will sport fully compliant HTML5 browsers by 2016, and states that HTML5 “will usher in an explosion of innovation”.  Read Original Content

According to IDC Research, 79 percent of mobile app developers surveyed plan to integrate HTML5 in the apps they will launch in 2012; there will be more than 1 billion HTML5 mobile browsers in the market in 2013; and over 80 percent of all mobile apps will be wholly or in part based upon HTML5 by 2015.  Read Original Content

When it comes to streaming video, HTML5 wins out over apps as the best way to provide content to readers and viewers, states Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review, which is published by MIT.  Read Original Content

Digital advertising company Exponential Interactive has launched a mobile advertising division, Appsnack, which provides advanced HTML5 rich-media advertising.  Read Original Content

Gaming Club Casino has gone mobile with an HTML5-based mobile casino game platform.  Read Original Content

LEAD Technologies has launched two new HTML5 add-on products for multi-platform and mobile device application development, a document HTML5 module and a medical HTML5 module.  Read Original Content

Facebook has announced its new App Center, which will include free and paid Facebook apps plus HTML5 apps that exist within the Facebook app itself.  The App Center is expected to officially open in late May or early June, 2012.  Read Original Content

In a decision based in part on user input, Bank of America has opted to develop functionality in HTML5.  Read Original Content

The Elinext Group is striving to increase involvement with HTML5 technology for mobile, web and television app development.  Read Original Content

The DevCon 5 HTML5 and Mobile App Developers Conference will be held July 23-24, 2012 in New York.  “DevCon5 will offer attendees a comprehensive HTML5 program; from HTML5 design and execution, to gaming and animation to building new HTML5 business models for the mobile web”.  Read Original Content

SAP has recently launched many new mobile apps, and HTML5 versions of its SAP Store for iPads.  SAP has and is a vocal advocate of HTML5 for enterprise mobility.  Read Original Content

FunMobility has opened a new division, FunMobility Professional Services, which will offer HTML5 cloud-based mobile solutions.  Read Original Content

Internet Broadcasting has announced the launch of a group of mobile advertising products created in HTML5, “the emerging standard for interactive media on smartphones and tablets”.  Read Original Content

A video from the recent Tizen Developer Conference showcases HTML5, with the OS running HTML5-based apps “as smoothly as if they were written in native code”.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.