Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of June 23, 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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AppGyver has released a public beta of Steroids ToolBelt, enabling Web developers to create mobile apps for iOS and Android using HTML5, Javascript and CSS framework PhoneGap more quickly.  Read Original Content

Sencha announced an expanded agenda for its SenchaCon 2013 technical conference for the HTML5 developer community.  The event will be held July 16-19 in Orlando, Florida.  Read Original Content

W3C staff member Dr. Harry Halpin discusses how web standards are made and how you can participate in the W3C in “DRM and HTML5: It's Now or Never for the Open Web”, featured in The Guardian.  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.

Barnes & Noble has discontinued its native app for both Windows and Mac (except Windows 8), and is now redirecting users to the web app.  Read Original Content

Oracle has released its Java Platform EE (Enterprise Edition) 7, which is focused on HTML5 applications, developer productivity, and enterprise demands. The SDK for Java EE7 can be downloaded here.  Read Original Content
According to Nintendo, more than a thousand developers have expressed interest in using its Web Framework for the Wii U, which allows developers to use web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS when creating games.  Read Original Content

New and free mobile app Topify was “created in HTML5, yet it looks and feels like a native app”.  The vision for Topify is to “create a topic-based discovery and display engine”.  Read Original Content

Developer Robert Blackburn provides a YouTube video showing viewers how to use the HTML5 Mobile Boilerplate project to create a mobile web app.  Read Original Content

Recent Nielsen data reveals social media users spend an average of nine hours a month on the services on native apps, but only a little over one hour a month on social media via HTML5 web apps.  Read Original Content

HTML5 is a “smart new technology fast emerging as a choice of mobile app development tool that uses web technologies to create cost-effective and powerful mobile applications” according to Vangat Owen in a post featured on Contus.  Read Original Content

In “What Should You Be Using to Build Your Apps?” featured in Business 2 Community, Chris Burnett discusses the battle between HTML5 and native apps and highlights the benefits and downfalls of both.  Read Original Content

According to Russian browser game publisher Playtox, HTML5 gaming still has the potential to disrupt the industry, and the company plans to dive deeper into HTML5.  Read Original Content

AppCreatives has seen a “significant drop” in customers looking to build HTML5 universal apps over the past twelve months.  According to the company’s director, “our focus has turned completely to native development”.  Read Original Content

The new “flipgorilla” is an HTML5 and CSS3 platform for publishing PDF documents as flip books.  The service is available at and the first 100 pages are free.  Read Original Content

“Taking HTML5 Games Mobile” is a downloadable slide presentation from Jesse Freeman describing how to publish HTML5 games to mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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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.