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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of April 28, 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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LinkedIn’s Kiran Prasad talks to VentureBeat about the latest versions of its mobile apps and why it went from mobile HTML5 web-based apps back to fully native.  Read Original Content

A “Case Study of HTML5 Mobile Game Production by Example” is provided by Przemyslaw Szczepaniak on the Gamasutra Blog.  Read Original Content

In a move to accelerate the adoption of HTML5 for development of high-performance trading applications, Web trading technology company Caplin Systems Ltd. and OpenFin, a provider of finance-grade runtime technology, are teaming up to combine the companies’ product offerings.  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.

SiliconAngle staff writer Mellisa Tolentino provides details about the three W3C initiatives that would enable an HTML5 transition for Netflix:  Media Source Extensions, Encrypted Media Extensions and Web Cryptography API.  Read Original Content

Google’s Chrome OS Files app will be what Google calls a Packaged App that runs in the Chrome OS outside of the browser.  Google states “…packaged apps are written in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. But packaged apps look and behave like native apps, and they have native-like capabilities that are much more powerful than those available to web apps.”  Read Original Content
Blogger guya outlines some of the main reasons mobile HTML5 is not yet for everything and everyone in “The Promise of Mobile HTML5”.  Read Original Content

According to Gizmox, there is an enormous platform shift of mission-critical business applications from traditional Microsoft client-server to mobile, web and HTML5.  Read Original Content

The Music Void’s Jakomi Mathews weighs in on the native vs. HTML5 apps debate from a music business perspective, stating that “moving forward it is clear that HTML5 will become more widely used both due to network improvements with 4G and the fact the economics just make more sense”.  Read Original Content’s Austin Hallock analyzes the market of HTML5 games, listing the 10 most popular HTML5 games, the most-used game engines and the most-used game-related tools.  Read Original Content

In “Should Mobile Developers Focus On HTML5 Instead Of Native Apps?” InventorSpot contributor dendory lists the main reasons programmers should keep up to date on the latest native coding techniques instead of embracing HTML5.  Read Original Content

Glenn Stephens, founder of Australian development house Orchard ebusiness, is becoming increasingly dissatisfied with HTML5, finding it just doesn’t offer the kind of data integration capabilities his clients are demanding.  Read Original Content

The Business Insider Australia provides slideshow, PowerPoint and PDF versions of
“HTML5 vs. Native Apps: Where the Debate Stands Now, and why it Matters”.  Read Original Content

Softtalkblog identifies and explains three main reasons companies appear to be switching to HTML5:  Freedom, future proofing and flexibility.  Read Original Content is an HTML5-based website and free web app described in PC Advisor’s review as “a beautifully-designed HTML5 website with a local, regional, and global radar map, offering precipitation and temperature averages along with a full seven-day forecast” and even more fun as a web app.  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.