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Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of September 9, 2012


This week I spoke at the ClickConnect 2012 conference.  While attending I listened to the product guys/gals at ClickSoftware discuss their mobile application development platform called ClickMobile Touch which is a development platform for HTML5 based enterprise mobility apps.  While some may question the value of HTML5 for the enterprise, ClickSoftware is not one of them.

ShoutEm has unveiled a development platform for the creation of HTML5 mobile web apps with much of the same functionality as native apps.  Read Original Content

It doesn’t have to be “native vs. HTML5” for mobile apps if developers take a hybrid approach.  The hybrid app will be built individually for each mobile platform, but developers can add layers of HTML5 to run on top of native code in order to take advantage of each platform's best features.  Read Original Content

HTML5 Goodies presents a tutorial on how to create a simple Windows 8 game using HTML5, JavaScript, WinJS and libraries from CreateJS.  Read Original Content.  The HTML5 Development Center can be found at:  http://www.htmlgoodies.com/html5/index.php#fbid=ZNEP4ORbKct

Indian online entertainment store Hungama.com is launching a new HTML5 version to enable users to listen and stream on all iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms (the service already exists for BlackBerry and Symbian interfaces).  Read Original Content

Developer Horia Dragomir discusses the challenges of writing HTML5 apps and games for mobile devices in this interview in InfoQ.  (Both video and transcript of the interview are available.)  Read Original Content

Amazon is adding a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing capability to its S3 Simple Storage Service, allowing developers to implement HTML5-based drag and drop uploads, show upload progress and update content without running a custom proxy server between their web app and S3.  Read Original Content

Chinese search engine Baidu has launched a new Android browser featuring a new HTML5 and JavaScript engine which scored an impressive 482 out of 500 on the HTML5 Browser Test.  Read Original Content

Conde Nast has overhauled its British Vogue website (vogue.co.uk), with a new site built in HTML5 and CSS3,”ensuring it adapts to both the small screens of tablet devices, on the largest of desktop monitors, and all sizes in between”.  Read OriginalContent

The new Free HTML5 Video Player and Converter app solves cross browser compatibility issues by enabling the creation of videos once for playback in all HTML5 compatible browsers.  Read Original Content

appMobi has launched two new cloud-based services for hybrid HTML5 apps, openBuild and storeView.  openBuild enables developers to compile HTML5 code into a distributable “hybrid” app and storeView, for PhoneGap and hybrid HTML5 app developers, aggregates and displays detailed app analytics in a single dashboard.  Read Original Content

Distribution, monetization, platform power and network effects, and functionality are reasons the apps vs. HTML5 debate is important.  A new report from BI Intelligence explains these reasons and what an HTML future will look like for consumers, developers, and brands.  ReadOriginal Content

A new infographic in Tnooz provides information to help organizations with the question of whether to build a mobile app or a mobile website.  Read Original Content

HTML5 has a future, but is currently losing as far as mobile devices are concerned as it’s out-performed by native apps, says David Meyer in this article, “Why HTML5 is in Trouble on the Mobile Front”, in ZDNet.  Read Original Content

According to Tom Petrocelli in his article “Big Differences in Mobile Support for the Social Enterprise” in CMSWire, HTML5 is the lowest common denominator for reaching all platforms and HTML5 support will be on the rise and will be “a core part of the Social Enterprise feature set”.  Read Original Content

appMobi has launched a new free remote debugging tool for HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3.  debugMobi simplifies remote debugging on mobile devices with a configuration-free, hosted version of the open source tool Web Inspector Remote that developers can access from anywhere on the Internet.  ReadOriginal Content



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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.