Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of March 17, 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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WeatherBug has unveiled its new Spark HTML5 Mobile Lightning Widget for app developers, available at no cost to mobile app developers and designed for quick and easy integration into existing apps.  Read Original Content

Sencha developer Steffen Hiller provides the slideshow from his recent presentation “Building HTML5 mobile apps with Sencha Touch”.  Read Original Content

For digital publishing, HTML5 and EPUB 3 actually have a lot in common, as EPUB 3′s core is actually powered by HTML5.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Mozilla has added a new feature to Firefox’s Nightly channel that adds native HTML5 video play speed modifiers to the browser, enabling users to slow down or speed up the speed of a video.  Read Original Content

The DevCon5 HTML5 and Mobile App Developers Conference will be held July 24-25 in New York City.  Read Original Content

Google teamed up with Netflix and Microsoft to enable HTML5 video streaming on the ARM-based Chromebook.  Read Original Content
OptimalWorks director Craig Buckler illustrates some of the new features available with NetBeans 7.3, which brings full support for HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  Read Original Content

This article “HTML5 Based Mobile OS and the Future of Video Phone Apps” posted on the Kaltura blog site, features a chart showing the player load and play time for Kaltura, Brightcove and Ooyala HTML5 players are significantly faster than their Flash players.  Read Original Content

According to a recent survey from BiTE Interactive, 66 percent of iPhone and 63 percent of Android owners prefer native apps “that can better make full use of all their smartphone’s capabilities” over HTML5 web apps.  Only 19 percent indicated they do not care if an app they are using is native or HTML5.  Read Original Content

Due in part to slow HTML5 adoption, Microsoft has reversed its “whitelist” policy, now allowing Flash to run by default unless the site in question is on a blacklist.  Microsoft states the change “enhances web compatibility and allows users to access sites that don’t have HTML5 alternatives in place”.  Read Original Content

With an increasing number of websites using HTML5, technology writer Dave Parrack highlights “5 Fun Things to Do Online with HTML5” in this article featured in  Read Original Content

Featuring HTML5 and JavaScript sessions and training given by “renowned speakers on client, server, mobile, cloud, apps, games, and more”, the HTML5 Developer Conference will be held April 1-3 in San Francisco.  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.