Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of July 8, 2012

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In a recent interview, IBM’s Bob Sutor listed the progress HTML5 has been making including support from major mobile vendors, active standardization efforts, and a growing ecosystem of third-party tools that has been fueling recent success and adoption of HTML5.”  Read Original Content

Content optimization system Inbound Writer has announced the availability of a new release, rewritten entirely in HTML5 and available for Apple’s iPad and other smartphones and tablets with compliant browsers.  Read Original Content

The number of the top 100 websites using HTML5 storage has doubled in the last year, from 17 in 2011 to 34 currently in 2012.  The number using Flash has dropped from 37 to 13.  Read Original Content

YoYo Games is highlighting its Gamemaker: Studio’s HTML5 abilities by publishing seven of the hit games on the Google Chrome Web Store.  The game development tool allows studios to export Android games to HTML5 with "no additional porting or development resources required."  Read Original Content

Offering “an example of the power behind tools that small, resource-constrained publishers can now use to distribute their content across different platforms”, MIT Sloan Management Review has released a new web app for tablets using HTML5.  Read Original Content

The makers of the Dolphin browser want to show developers that HTML5 is a “strong foundation to build on”, and have announced the Dolphin Garage program which opens up access to nearly 150 APIs.  Read Original Content

Flash has been replaced with HTML5 in Google’s Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system.  “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively, which makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”  Read Original Content

Facebook has rebuilt its iOS app, abandoning HTML5 for Objective-C.  The new app is reportedly much quicker and will be available in July 2012.  Read Original Content

Mozilla’s open mobile project, Firefox OS, will be an open mobile platform where every app and function is based on HTML5.  Carrier partners on record supporting the project are now Deutsche Telekom, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, TelefĆ³nica, Telenor and Etisalat.  Read Original Content

Uberflip has developed a new infographic highlighting the rise of HTML5 as a publishing and marketing technology. The infographic is titled “HTML5:  What Marketers Need to Know.”  View the infographic here:, Read Original Content

Electronic Arts showcased HTML5 at Google’s I/O conference with Strike Fortress, a social cross-platform game with full 3D graphics and “none of the telltale problems with animation that HTML5 is notorious for”.  Read Original Content

On-device caching is one of the features of HTML5 that mitigate or eliminate many of the pitfalls that come with mobile cloud computing.  Some of the popular mobile apps that take advantage of on-device caching are:  Google Maps for Android, CIA World Factbook (for BlackBerry and Android), and NewsRob Pro.  Read Original Content

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.