Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of March 24, 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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A cottage industry of businesses has arisen to help developers and mobile content providers bring their apps to a wider audience with HTML5.  FierceMarket’s Sandhya Raman spoke with executives from two of these businesses, Sencha and Ludei, about how their companies work to make it easier for developers to build HTML5 apps.  Read Original Content

Accounting software maker Xero has dropped HTML5 web apps for mobile and is instead developing native apps, stating native apps are a better option for companies with limited resources.  Read Original Content

A new report from BI Intelligence analyzes where we are in the HTML5 vs. native apps debate.  The report compares HTML5 and native apps, explains why HTML5 has a long term edge over native apps for mobile development, looks at the current state of the performance gap between HTML5 and native apps, and more.  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.

Sencha has updated its core HTML5 products and launched Sencha Touch Bundle, an HTML5 product suite providing mobile developers with tools to build touch-based apps in a single integrated package.  Read Original Content

Capriza’s Mayank Mehta feels HTML5 apps now have an edge, as many of the problems experienced in the past have been resolved.  He explains “Why HTML5 is now the Best Option for Developing Enterprise Apps” in this article featured in TabTimes.  Read Original Content
HTML5 Please is a project from a community of HTML5 developers, providing detailed information on HTML5 and CSS3 features and how they should be used.  Read Original Content

Businesses deciding to go mobile must decide whether an app or mobile site will better serve their customers.  With mobile browsers becoming more intelligent and powerful thanks to HTML5, some of the capabilities previously only available with an app are now starting to be built into the mobile browser.  Read Original Content

Streaming video platform provider Brightcove announced that due to customer demand it is refocusing on native apps rather than HTML5 solutions and is now pushing refreshed SDKs for Android and iOS.  Read Original Content features over 30 HTML5 demos and examples including canvas, video, storage events and on/offline event tests.  Read Original Content

Danielle Maples shares her opinion and comparison of HTML5 web apps vs. native apps in this article featured in Business 2 Community.  Read Original Content

HTML5 games can be played in the user’s Web browser without the need for plugins.
Dave Parrack shares “5+ HTML5 Games to Play in Your Browser Now”.  Read Original Content

Some individuals and groups are concerned about the possible installation of digital rights management into the HTML5 Web standard.  The HTML5 Working Group is considering allowing Encrypted Media Extensions into the core of Web standards, claiming this does not add DRM to the HTML5 specification.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
The Long Tail of Enterprise Mobility
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
On The Road to Agile Mobile Business Applications
Service in 2012 The Continued Search for Revenue
Staying Awake with Workforce Management

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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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.