Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of January 27, 2013

Welcome to Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5.  HTML5 is predicted to be the dominant development environment for enterprise mobility over the next several years.  The questions are when and where should HTML5 be used today.  In this weekly update on HTML5 we report on this ongoing debate and other relevant news.

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Developer Ritu Saxena takes a look at ten open source frameworks to aid in developing HTML5 mobile apps that will run across all mobile platforms.  Read Original Content

Five new smartphone operating systems with extensive support for HTML5 will launch in 2013:  BlackBerry 10, Mozilla’s Firefox, Canonical's Ubuntu, Jolla's Sailfish, and Tizen.  Read Original Content

Amazon has launched its HTML5-based MP3 music store web app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  The app will not be available via the iTunes App Store, but can be accessed through the Safari browser.  Read Original Content

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As Gartner predicts mobile app store downloads will surpass 81.4 billion worldwide in 2013, up from 45.6 billion in 2012, the last few years have seen a continuous shift away from mobile browsers and onto apps.  But with the richness of HTML5, browsers are evolving to look more like apps.  Read Original Content

The digital publishing world has its own debate surrounding HTML5 – will the future of digital publishing in 2013 be EPUB3 or HTML5?  The largest advantage of HTML5-based readers is the fact that they can display both EPUB3 and HTML5 ebooks.  Read Original Content
Jongla has launched an HTML5 based mobile messaging app available for iOS, Android or other devices with HTML5-compatible browsers.  Read Original Content

HTML5-based applications are increasing in number; however, HTML5 also brings security threats that traditional mobile device management may not cover.  Read Original Content

Mike James takes an in-depth look at HTML5’s Touch API in this article featured in i-programmer.  Articles on the Camera API and the Device Orientation API are also available.  Read Original Content

TweetTV has launched mobile HTML5 apps that work across multiple platforms.  The company states with its HTML5 mobile solution, it will be able to present different user interfaces on smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

The new HTML5-based in-browser PDF viewer in Firefox 19 “shows the potential of HTML5 and what the future holds when it is fully adopted”.  According to Mozilla, the new viewer will make reading PDF files a seamless transition without having to open third party plug-ins or software, which are points of security breaches.  Read Original Content

Intel’s Christoph Jechlitschek is impressed with HTML5’s Offline Web Applications feature and provides a step-by-step description on how it works.  Read Original Content

Marketing research analyst Bill Claybrook shares HTML5 mobile development pros, cons and tips in this article, “Use HTML5 to Make Developing Mobile Applications Less Costly, Complex” in  Read Original Content

One way application developers are coping with the concern about future-readiness of their apps against the onslaught of new mobile operating systems and programming languages is by taking advantage of the versatility of HTML5.  Read Original Content

Concerns surrounding HTML5’s architecture are still prevalent, along with the debate regarding the use of native apps vs. web apps.  Aidan Quilligan of Accenture Mobility gives his perspective in “HTML5 vs. Native Mobile Apps: Myths and Misconceptions” featured in Forbes.  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.