Thursday, May 17, 2012

What's New in HTML5 - Week of May 14, 2012

This week I have been teaching sessions on mobile strategies in Barcelona at the ClickConnect 2012 conference.  I have been hearing a lot about HTML5, which is what the ClickMobile Professional solution supports, but I have also been talking with a lot of large services companies that have stressed how they also want to embrace HTML5 in their companies.  Primarily for the cross-platform support and lower TCO (total cost of ownership).

Now for the news...

LinkedIn has launched their iPad app, a hybrid app of which 95 percent is HTML5-based mobile web technology.  Read original content

To avoid the security threats faced with Flash (Flash Player-related vulnerabilities accounted for 14% of all the Web app vulnerabilities discovered by WhiteHat Security), HTML5 developers need to take the time to learn how to use its HTML5's many features securely.  Read original content

One of the great advancements with HTML5 is that it allows websites to function like mobile apps by offering design capability that is mobile friendly.  This article provides five reasons why HTML5 rocks for mobile.  Read original content

Appcelerator’s Titanium Integrated Mobile Platform provides the ability for developers to create cross-platform native mobile, hybrid and HTML5 web apps, and has been awarded the Edison Award for Innovation.  Read original content

Microsoft has made the Metro style theme available for jQuery Mobile, allowing HTML5-based mobile applications running on the Windows Phone 7.5 OS to use the Metro style.  Read original content

Online travel and expense management company Certify has launched a new HTML5 mobile application for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 devices.  Read original content

Synacor has announced the acquisition of HTML5 platform Carbyn to offer customers a platform where subscribers can enjoy a variety of content and HTML5 applications seamlessly by signing into their account on any device regardless of operating system or browser.  Read original content

Satirical iPad magazine Blackline showcases HTML5 in clever and humorous ways, demonstrating how “HTML5 is a wonderful creative outlet”.  Read original content

With 12 percent of its new subscriptions on mobile devices, The Financial Times is dumping native mobile OS support and completing its move to HTML5.  Read original content

iSpring Solutions has released new PowerPoint to HTML5 technology which converts PowerPoint to HTML5 and will allow viewing presentations on iPad devices.  The technology will be released in beta during May, 2012 and iSpring is inviting everyone to participate in the beta testing process.  Read original content

The 2nd annual HTML5 Developer Conference will be held May 21, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

Muro, deviantART’s HTML5 drawing app, has undergone a major update.  Now called Muro Redraw, the app now allows users to draw, record and watch art as it is created.  Read original content

Verious has added a new HTML5 mobile app components category to their online marketplace for mobile app development.  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.