I believe in HTML5. IT organizations have as their number one priority, solving business needs, followed by managing TCO (total cost of ownership). HTML5 fulfills both of these needs. If a mobile worker needs order and inventory information while on the road, they don't need every bell and whistle possible in native code. If HTML5 can efficiently enable many of these small mobile apps that provide real productivity to be developed and deployed quickly at low costs, then IT organizations should be embracing it. If you have time later, find a use case for native, but don't delay productivity gains in order to justify developing in native.
Now for the news...
The Wikimedia Foundation is deploying an HTML5-based video player that will make it easier to add video clips to the millions of articles on the Wikipedia site. Read Original Content
Researchers at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology report online tracking technology is evolving as tracking techniques like Flash cookies are being replaced by HTML5. The use of Flash cookies dropped 15 percent from May to October 2012 and HTML5 local storage use increased by 12 percent. Read Original Content
Google has launched a new experimental and interactive web app, JAM with Chrome, built with HTML5, CSS3 and the Go programming language. Read Original Content
The BlackBerry 10 browser has passed Ring 1 of the Ringmark benchmark standard for HTML5 app compatibility. Read Original Content
Amit Gupta of JoomlaIntegration believes HTML5 apps for Smartphones “have a better user interface, utilities for events and other effective features”. Mobile shopping from applications using HTML5 is formulated with the Database, Canvas and GeoLocation API’s. Read Original Content
Developer David Walsh describes and demonstrates “Camera and Video Control with HTML5”. Read Original Content
An executive at European news outlet FinancialTimes.com recently stated the decision to focus on HTML5 rather than native apps resulted in increased mobile usage and revenues for the company. “The reports of the death of HTML5 are greatly exaggerated.” Read Original Content
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Maltese furniture house Fino has redesigned its website using HTML5 technologies and is now easily viewed on desktops and mobile devices. Read Original Content
LinkedIn has replaced the HTML5-powered search function on its iPad app with native code, and the company reports it saw a 20 percent increase in searches as a result of the change. Read Original Content
LG Electronics announced it has added HTML5 support for its Pro:Centric IPTV platform for the hospitality industry. Read Original Content
FTAdviser has launched a new mobile web app built using HTML5 technology “to provide an effective, interactive user interface without the need to download through an online store”. Read Original Content
Jaspersoft has replaced the Flash-based visualization engine with HTML5 in the new release of its business intelligence suite. Read Original Content
Tom’s Guide provides a list of “20 HTML5 Games to Pass the Time”. Read Original Content
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.