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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of January 20, 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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Twist co-founder Mike Belshe feels HTML5 does not meet the needs of mobile applications when it comes to networking and discusses the reasons why in this article featured in FierceDeveloper.  Read Original Content

The Mobile+Web DevCon Conference will be held January 29-31 in San Francisco and will feature many learning opportunities including how to optimize mobile apps with the latest HTML5 and JavaScript technologies.  Read Original Content

Ludei’s Joe Monastiero feels 2013 will “definitely be the year that HTML5 game development takes center stage”, and the first quarter will turn the momentum for HTML5 mobile gaming.  Read Original Content

The iOS privacy monitoring app Clueful is now a web app and offers a searchable database of iPhone and iPad apps to let users know how those apps store and use personal information.  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.

The beta version of Firefox 19 has been enhanced with a built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 technologies.  Read Original Content

Graham of Demac Media provides his list of benefits and drawbacks of both HTML5-based mobile web apps and native mobile apps for m-commerce.  Read Original Content


InMobi developer Santthosh Selvadurai provides an HTML5 “get started” tutorial for mobile developers and also details some key HTML5 specifications from which mobile web apps can benefit.  Read Original Content

Developer Kuro Hsu provides a slide presentation about “HTML5 on Mobile Web” featured on slideshare.net.  Read Original Content

Author and developer Maximiliano Firtman provides information on more than 30 HTML5 features and their compatibility with mobile and tablet browsers.  Read Original Content

The disadvantages of developing apps using HTML5 include slow performance compared to native apps, the lack of an app store for HTML5 software makes it a challenge to monetizing the software, and many of smartphones’ advanced features don’t work with HTML5.  However, some in the industry feel HTML5 may just be misunderstood.  Read Original Content

Good e-Reader has launched its Indiegogo campaign to develop an HTML5 cloud-based reader to enable users to read any free ebook stored in their account on any smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac.  Read Original Content

Resco has released the Technology Preview of its HTML5-based mobile CRM app, available for free download at http://www.resco.net/mobilecrm/html5.aspx.  Read Original Content

Develop features a blog post sponsored by the Intel Developer Zone that takes a look at the future of the “ever-relevant platform” - HTML5 - in the next twelve months.  Read Original Content

Visual News managing editor Benjamin Starr provides a look at a number of HTML5 visualizations by Form Follows Function.  Read Original Content

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Business Transformation Involving Mobile and Social Technologies
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Mobile Strategies - Time, Place and Waste
Aberdeen Group, SAP and Mobile, Social and Cloud
Twitter, Smartphones, TV and Real-Time Feedback
Measuring the Value of Social and Mobile Solutions in the Enterprise
M2M, Social and Enterprise Mobility Strategies and Trends
Mobile Data, Filtering and Real-Time Decision Making

Whitepapers of Note

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The Long Tail of Enterprise Mobility
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
Networked Field Services

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for 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.

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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.