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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5

Week of January 13, 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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With the rapid growth of HTML5 video, operators must set policy for congestion conditions to optimize on device type, time of day, operating system and rate plan.  Read Original Content

As data from Indeed.com reveals, HTML5 job postings are about to surpass Flash developer job postings and it appears they will also pass the need for Android and iOS.  Read Original Content

In this article featured in terlici.com, the author states HTML5 has many drawbacks and it is the right technology for a web app, but not for a mobile app.  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.

Maqetta is a free, open source visual authoring tool that “makes designing rich HTML5 user interfaces simple and fun”.  This article, first in a three-part series, details how to design an HTML5 mobile UI.  Read Original Content

Ubiquitous Entertainment will soon be unveiling a new tablet computer - enchantMOON is described as “a digitizer pen-driven tablet device designed to let anyone program and share HTML5 games, applications, and interactive publications without writing code.”  Read Original Content

HTML5 has had a major effect on the gaming industry, offering a fast, high quality and animated experience.  GoldFire Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new game developed with HTML5 to allow it to be played synchronously across most modern devices without the need for downloads or plugins.  Read Original Content

Analyst and writer Cormac Foster believes it won’t be long before all developers will be doing at least some work in HTML5, but there aren’t yet good reasons for enterprises to completely shift to the technology.  Read Original Content

McAfee predicts a reduction in exploits focused on plug-ins and more focus on finding security holes in HTML5, according to its newly released 2013 Threat Predictions report.  Read Original Content

Opera has unveiled its new TV Store that offers a selection of HTML5-based web apps optimized for TV screens.  Read Original Content



Microsoft’s new and improved version of SkyDrive.com includes HTML5 gestures for touch devices and more drag-and-drop capabilities.  Read Original Content

The Atlantic magazine has launched a new iPad-optimized HTML5 web app for the Atlantic Wire, stating they needed to start experimenting with other delivery options and see the HTML5 app as complementary to the native iOS app.  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 serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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