Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of June 16, 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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The Open IPTV Forum has published a profile of HTML5 and other related web technologies aimed at connected TV services and devices, intended to make it easier for developers to create rich apps and services that work with connected TVs.  Read Original Content launched its free mobile site built using HTML5 and CSS3.  The responsive mobile site can be accessed from iOS, Android, Windows, Symbian and BlackBerry devices.  Read Original Content

In “The HTML5 vs. Native Apps Battle Broken Down”, the Business Insider provides a chart of items, including “cross-platform deployment costs”, “fragmentation challenges”, and “rich user experience and performance”.  The winner (HTML5 or native apps) is revealed along with the reasons why it outperformed the other.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

A designer QR Code and an HTML5 mobile site are being used to launch a new interactive soccer game in Kuwait that can be played on any mobile device.  Read Original Content

The Foxconn Technology Group will team up with Mozilla on the Firefox OS open platform.  Foxconn wants to use the HTML5-based Firefox mobile OS for its devices, including tablets, televisions and electronic signage.  Read Original Content
Daniele Bazzano explains why a mobile website makes more sense than a native mobile app and lists “Mobile Design Best Practices” in this article featured in Business2Community.  Read Original Content

SmartBear Software has released a new version of TestComplete for Web application and HTML5 testing, which now includes support for the HTML5/JavaScript framework Sencha Ext JS.  Read Original Content

bMobilized, a services company that converts existing Web content into HTML5 mobile sites, has teamed up with MobilizingUSA to provide free mobile sites to small and medium businesses.  Read Original Content

David Katz, vice president and general manager of mobile at Groupon, feels mobile apps’ ability to out-perform mobile sites will diminish over time as new methods of developing mobile sites allow developers to build “app-like” functionality for the mobile web, along with comparable performance and loading times. Those methods include responsive web design and HTML5 coding.  Read Original Content

Web designer Rob Gravelle explains and illustrates how to “Create Dynamic HTML5 Web Content using Eclipse Juno” in this article featured in HTML Goodies.  Read Original Content

Nick Ruffilo, chief technology officer at, believes “the war is over and HTML5 is the future of digital publishing”.  Read Original Content

Secure file syncing software provider SpiderOak has released an open source HTML5 app for Android.  Read Original Content

Data center services and cloud computing services provider Cosentry has formed a partnership with AppShark and expanded its services to include application migration and HTML5 mobile enablement.  Read Original Content

HTML5 is not a silver bullet and cannot, at this time, completely replace Flash.  TechRepublic UK’s Nick Heath explains “Why Flash and HTML5 Need Each Other” in this article featured in ZDNet.  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.