Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of May 26, 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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Jonathan McCarrick writes in the Web Host Industry Review about HTML5 and how it is changing the way customers use the Web.  Read Original Content

Electronic forms and transaction management system provider zipLogix is now providing beta access to the next generation of its HTML5-powered forms software, zipForm Plus.  Read Original Content

Developer Christian Heilmann believes flexibility is the super power of HTML5. “It is easy to make an HTML5 app adapt to a new environment and to make an interface that shows and hides content and functionality dependent on the capability of the device or environment.”  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 just released Firefox 21, with the Firefox for Android mobile browser updated to improve support for the HTML5 platform to better enable Web-based applications that rely on HTML5 to run on Android.  Read Original Content

Paul Bakaus, W3C AC representative for Zynga and creator of jQuery UI, doesn’t believe HTML5 has a performance problem.  He states “HTML5 performs remarkably well. Contrary to Zuckerberg’s recent statement, it is very possible to build a mobile web version of Facebook that outperforms the native client on latest hardware.”  Read Original Content
Mobile apps and the mobile Web were topics at Econsultancy’s Digital Cream London event.  HTML5 is helping developers produce sites that work better on smartphones, and apps are “falling out of favor” compared to HTML5.  Read Original Content

Automated testing solutions provider Worksoft announced that Worksoft Certify now supports the user interface development toolkit for HTML5 provided by SAP.  Companies using new SAP functionality built using the HTML5-based user interface technology from SAP will be able to build, run, and maintain automated tests for new applications from SAP.  Read Original Content

BoosterMedia announced the launch of, a new initiative designed to further the development of the HTML5 gaming ecosystem.  Read Original Content

WeVideo’s Chrome Packaged App is written entirely in HTML5 and WebGL.  The browser-based version of the app will run on any smartphone and tablet browsers that support HTML5 and WebGL.  Read Original Content

Troy Apps Software sees the move to native apps by big players such as LinkedIn, Facebook and others as the beginning of a landslide movement away from the use of Web-based HTML5.  The company’s CEO outlines five reasons native apps will dominate mobile business strategies.  Read Original Content

One way to make a website mobile-compatible is to use HTML5.  Web designer Allen Kory points out reasons to develop a website using HTML5.  Read Original Content

A new cloud-based HTML5 presentation platform, emaze, makes movie-like presentations accessible to small and medium businesses and offers both free and paid plans.  Read Original Content

HTML5 banners are a way for marketers to engage the user in a new, innovative and interactive way.  HTML5 technology enables advertisers to develop cross-platform advertisements spread across the Web and mobile applications.  Read Original Content

Transport for London will relaunch its website using HTML5 technology to enable users to access the site on any mobile device.  The project will go live in beta in the next two months.  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.