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What’s New in HTML5

Week of February 10, 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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Microsoft has launched a new site, http://www.modern.ie/, to further promote the use of standard HTML5 that works well in any browser and to provide tools to aid Web developers.  Read Original Content

Stating native apps limited them in flexibility and integration, and the marketplace is demanding more flexibility than offered through a mobile app, financial technology provider Scivantage has launched a new HTML5-based mobile brokerage platform and investment apps.  Read Original Content

With its “unprecedented HTML5 support”, BlackBerry 10 is causing businesses to rethink their app development - build a native app for BlackBerry 10 vs. build an HTML5 site.  Canadian startup Sandglaz went straight for the HTML5 version designed to work on all platforms.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

With the goal of bringing in more third-party developers to grow its library, Nintendo is expanding the compatible coding platforms for the Wii U to HTML5 and other web-enabled engines. During the 2013 Game Developers Conference in March, Nintendo will demonstrate the Google Streetview for the Wii U built on HTML5, “Wii Street U”.  Read Original Content

DigiStream Media’s Jichél Stewart feels mobile websites are the epicenter of any mobile strategy.  “A mobile website is a far less restrictive means to build a mobile presence compared to app development”, as native apps are “much more fragmented and expensive to produce with a longer timeline before they reach target visitors”.  Read Original Content

This article, “Graphics Acceleration for HTML5 and Java Script Engine JIT Optimization for Mobile Devices”, featured on the Intel Software site, introduces the challenges caused by HTML5 in terms of performance and discusses solutions with graphics acceleration and just-in-time optimization technologies.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from BI Intelligence, hybrid apps are accelerating HTML5 adoption and reasons include:  Hybrid approaches are time and cost effective; and Hybrid apps are perfect for enterprise and business clients.  Read Original Content

smartTrade migrated its front-end interfaces to HTML5 to enable platforms to integrate with virtually any back-end trading system.  smartTrade chose HTML5 because it “meets financial institutions’ demand for more open, cost-effective and agile user interface solutions”.  Read Original Content

The new BlackBerry developer site https://developer.blackberry.com/ features a section on HTML5 and WebWorks and includes tools, sample apps, tutorials/guides and an API reference.  The BlackBerry HTML5 section can be found at https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/.  Read Original Content

Hybrid apps make it possible to embed HTML5 elements within a native app.  Gartner predicts more than 50 percent of mobile apps deployed by 2016 will be hybrid.  Read Original Content

Using a number of HTML5 techniques, Google has launched a new Chrome experiment based on Disney’s upcoming film “Oz The Great and Powerful”.  Find Your Way to Oz was developed in collaboration with UNIT9 and Disney.  Read Original Content

A new IAB UK Agency Snap Shot study indicates the three key challenges facing media agencies are HTML5, NFC and mobile privacy.  Read Original Content

A new tool currently in beta, the Intel HTML5 App Porter Tool, converts Apple iOS apps to HTML5.  If it cannot convert an iOS API call into HTML5, it creates placeholder code and annotates it.  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.

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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.