Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of April 21, 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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Reports from ABI research forecast mobile devices with HTML5-compatible browsers will increase by 87 percent to reach 1.4 billion units by the end of 2013.  The use will be driven by the integration of HTML5 features and browsers in the operating systems itself to make the web apps faster and more responsive.  Read Original Content

User Friendly Media has launched Universal Web App, a Web-based mobile app built with HTML5 technology and aimed at small and medium sized businesses.  Read Original Content

The free mobile instant messaging app Kik Messenger is releasing new push notifications for its HTML5-based Kik Cards.  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.

New York Times software developer Andre Behrens provides links to six slide presentations from the HTML5 Developer Conference held in early April.  Read Original Content

Common HTML5 mistakes made when creating layouts are described in “7 Things to Avoid When Creating HTML5 Layouts” featured in HTML Goodies.  Read Original Content
Journalism professor Casey Frechette provides information on the HTML5 vs. native debate from a different perspective in “What Journalists Need to know about the Difference between Web Apps and Native Apps” featured on  Read Original Content

Intel’s new HTML5 App Development Environment provides an integrated system to develop, test, debug and deploy applications across multiple operating systems including iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  Read Original Content

Mozilla’s Ron Piovesan believes HTML5 is now “at a stage where it can support the most challenging game experiences”.  Read Original Content

Delving further into the HTML5 web app, native app and hybrid app discussion, Andrew Glover highlights the two types of hybrid mobile apps – hybrid-web and hybrid-native.  Read Original Content

Netflix has revealed plans to eventually move from Microsoft Silverlight to HTML5 video, but HTML5 isn’t quite ready yet.  Netflix has been collaborating on three W3C initiatives, the “HTML5 Premium Video Extensions”, which will provide the functionality required for streaming video services.  Read Original Content

Web designer Rob Gravelle provides a lesson on how to “Create a Static HTML5 Web Project in Eclipse”.  Read Original Content

Hybrid apps leverage the strengths of both native apps and HTML5-based web apps, driving enterprises to take a closer look.  Gartner predicts hybrid apps will account for more than 50 percent of all mobile apps deployed by 2016. 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.