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Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of July 29, 2012

HTML5 is really picking up steam this week with SAP, Adobe, Google and Microsoft all announcing additional support, programs and products this week that relate to HTML5.

SAP announced a free mobile developer license, a new SAP Mobile Apps Partner program and additional support for integrating the HTML5-centric software development frameworks from  Adobe, Appcelerator Titanium and Sencha with the SAP mobile platform.  SAP invites the vast mobile developer community to co-innovate with the company and create diverse mobile apps for all business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) environments.  Read Original Content

Adobe, Google and Microsoft have committed to sponsor the World Wide Web Consortium, enabling the W3C to add staff to support the HTML working group’s activities.  Read Original Content

Microsoft’s new Office Web Apps, online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, are HTML5-based and now available for testing.  Read Original Content

Google and the Tate Modern art gallery in London have partnered to create This Exquisite Forest, a collaborative art project powered by Chrome’s HTML5 and JavaScript.  ReadOriginal Content

Espial is hosting a technology seminar titled "HTML5 Apps: The Smart TV Evolution" in Tokyo on July 25, 2012.  The seminar “will explore how HTML5 applications have the power to deliver a more compelling and immersive experience using the next generation of Smart TVs”.  Read Original Content

Adobe has launched the e-Learning Suite 6, a set of tools for creating professional grade e-learning and HTML5 based m-learning content.  Read Original Content

Mobile marketing agency Megascanz has launched its new HTML5-based mobile website building software.  Read Original Content

With the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3G), focusing on different parts of the HTML5 standards, the groups have decided to separate.  The WHATWG group will take charge of an evolving, “living standard” and W3C will work on a more static “snapshot.”  Read Original Content

Ludei, the creator of HTML5 game development platform CocoonJS, has launched a new HTML5 game engine.  The Canvas Advanced Automation Toolkit utilizes pre-designed code snippets to enable developers to bring their games to market quicker.  Read Original Content

appMobi has unveiled a new, free, cloud-based reporting service for PhoneGap and hybrid HTML5 app developers.  According to the announcement, StoreView aggregates and displays detailed app analytics across all the most popular app stores in a single dashboard.  ReadOriginal Content

According to a report from Strategy Analytics titled, “HTML5: No Threat to Native App Dominance”,  HTML5 alone is not the future of apps, but the HTML5 hybrid app will see strong growth.  Read Original Content

Microsoft and shopping site TheFind.com have collaborated to create an HTML5-based website, Glimpse Catalogs.  “The goal was to create something that would leverage the immense reach of the Web without compromising the beauty, richness and performance of an app.”  Read OriginalContent

Online work and project management solution Mavenlink has launched a new mobile app built using HTML5.  The app is designed to provide users with easy access to their workforce collaboration platform on any mobile device.  Read Original Content

According to Appcelerator's developer interest survey, enthusiasm for HTML5 has climbed from 67 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to 73 percent in the second quarter.  Read Original Content

Web graphic designer Nousheen Aquil discusses and provides a new collection of free HTML5 and CSS3 templates (http://www.noupe.com/design/html5-and-css3-collection-fresh-free-web-templates.html) and a collection of HTML5 tutorials and resources for developers (http://www.noupe.com/design/html5-tutorials.html). 

To help developers meet the needs of the growing smartphone market, Intertech is offering a new HTML5 Mobile Development training course.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.