Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of June 9, 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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Wikipedia's HTML5-based mobile site has added GPS and local capabilities to the encyclopedia's mobile page.  Read Original Content

Sencha CEO Michael Mullany talks to eWEEK about the demand for and future of HTML5, including the four primary reasons he believes demand for HTML5 is growing.  Read Original Content

Content authoring and publishing tool provider Doc-To-Help has released Doc-To-Help 2013, which features the industry’s first HTML5 editor for content authors.  Read Original Content

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SOFTGAMES CEO Alexander Krug strongly believes HTML5 will be the major platform for most developers of cross-platform mobile games within the next twelve months.  Read Original Content

In this podcast featured on The Nerdery, 3M’s Michael Gjere discusses the company’s salesforce modernization strategy specific to the use of HTML5 apps in the field, and their decision to use an HTML5 app rather than native development.  Read Original Content
HTML5 and JavaScript are winning over many developers, but some are still wary.  Appcelerator’s Nolan Wright states the challenge with HTML5 as it relates to mobile is that it has not been able to meet the user experience bar set by native applications. Another HTML5 issue is the existing mobile Web browsers do not uniformly implement the standard, so developers still have to deal with differences between browser vendors and versions much like they do with the desktop Web browsers.  Read Original Content

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has become a full member of the W3C and has registered a formal objection to the proposed addition of DRM to the HTML5 specifications.  Read Original Content

Weinre is an HTML5 debugging tool addressing the challenge of testing and troubleshooting web pages on mobile devices, and can now be used with Internet Explorer 10 or Firefox in addition to Webkit-based browsers.  Read Original Content

TechRadar lists and describes “8 Web Apps that are better than Their Desktop Equivalents”.  Read Original Content

Abalta Technologies’ WEBLINK connectivity solution enables in-car head units to display HTML5 smartphone apps.  Read Original Content

One of the reasons users uninstall mobile apps is they prefer the mobile Web version over native apps.  However, uTest sees the mobile web as “in addition to” not “instead of” native apps.  “As HTML 5 matures, along with the advent of responsive design and 4G speeds, we expect to see more users opting for the mobile web, even though we firmly believe that apps are here to stay.”  Read Original Content

Google is investing in a new HTML5 creative development tool, Google Web Designer, for building interactive Web experiences with consumers, such as Web sites and applications.  The tool is designed to help digital advertisers connect with consumers across multiple displays, regardless of the device.  Read Original Content

Venture Beat’s Jolie O’Dell describes “4 Tools Native Devs should be using to Transition to the Mobile Web”.  Read Original Content

Pandora launched an HTML5 Web app in an effort to bring its music-streaming service to as many platforms as possible.  Currently, the new site is available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and other set-top boxes with browsers that support HTML5.  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.