Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of July 22, 2012

Here is the latest news and developments that I could find this week related to HTML5.  It seems everyone I speak to agrees these days that HTML5 hybrid apps will conquer enterprise mobility over the next 24 months.  That does not mean that native apps go away, just that the majority of enterprise applications will be HTML5 or HTML5 hybrids.

Now for the news...

Application development software firm Telerik has announced a major update to its framework for building HTML5 and JavaScript mobile apps and sites.  Kendo UI Complete was released on July 11, 2012 and includes support for tablet devices.  Read Original Content

Zeewe TV, the HTML5 social video platform, now has one million users, a milestone reached in one month.  The platform is available as a mobile app and on Facebook.  Read Original Content

Crocodile RCS has announced that its SuperNode cloud communications systems and hosted RCS service now support HTML5-based applications using RTCweb and WebSockets standards.  Read Original Content

Moodle HQ is ending development of native My Moodle mobile apps for iOS and Android and the mobile components will move to HTML5, allowing updates to be released across platforms simultaneously.  Read Original Content

Asial Corp. has released a new version of Monaca, the cloud-based, cross-platform development tool with HTML5. The new release includes native component cross-platform functionality for iOS and Android.  Read Original Content

Apica and Kaazing are collaborating to bring performance monitoring to applications built with the HTML5 WebSocket standard.  Read Original Content

River Belle Online Casino developed a mobile version of the casino software that is HTML5 compliant, and its customer base has risen 20 percent.  Read Original Content

China’s Spreadtrum Communications SC8810 smartphone platform has been chosen by Mozilla to showcase its HTML5 operating system, Firefox OS, running on low-cost smartphone devices.  Read Original Content

Jeffrey Hammond of Forrester Research discusses HTML5 and enterprise mobility, stating the most-asked question he receives from clients is “How important is it for companies to embrace HTML5?”  Read Original Content

Open source mobile platform provider Modo Labs has added two new modules to its Kurogo Mobile Campus solution, available as a native app or as a as a smartphone-optimized HTML5 mobile web application.  Read Original Content

The enterprise social tech sector should adopt a hybrid HTML5/native approach when developing on mobile.  This article in TechRepublic provides three reasons why the hybrid app wins.  ReadOriginal Content

The DevCon5 hands-on conference for HTML5 and mobile app developers will be held July 23 & 24, 2012 in New York.  The two luncheon keynote sessions are “The Future of Mobile Computing” and “Designing for Mobile”.  Read Original Content

Wix has created an infographic illustrating “The History of HTML5”.  Read Original Content

Mozilla has launched Firefox 14, with more support for various HTML5 APIs that should help improve HTML5 applications like gaming.  Read Original Content

Mobile presentation company UpSync has announced the latest release of its cloud-based software, with new features to further simplify the creation of mobile presentations, content management and HTML5 app delivery to field sales, training and service organizations.  Read Original Content

Ireland’s ICAN is rolling out the country’s first custom-built HTML5 overlay mobile campaign for mobile device insurance.  With the message “protect your phone from yourself. ” The HTML5 overlay simulates the gradual cracking of a smartphone screen, in an interactive way, on the user’s own mobile phone.  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.