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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of April 7, 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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Kaazing’s annual Live Web and Mobile Communication research study reveals HTML5 Hybrid is right behind Native ObjectiveC and Android and one of the top three mobile platforms for developers.  Android is on top with 50.9 percent, followed by Native ObjectiveC (iOS) with 49.5 percent and HTML5 Hybrid at 48.8 percent.  Read Original Content

According to Ars Technica, plans for an all-HTML5 smartphone OS may be too ambitious.  Their review of the Geeksphone Keon with a developer preview of Mozilla’s new OS is presented in this article, “Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for Smartphones”.  Read Original Content

The new version of the MMO game RuneScape will be released this summer and a new HTML5 engine to improve the game’s graphics.  “The HTML5 engine, which uses WebGL, is the big news, as it will dramatically improve the way the game looks and feels.”  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.

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Web Framework to support the development of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS apps on the Wii U.  Read Original Content

Developer Maximiliano Firtman believes the BlackBerry 10 browser is another great example of what HTML5 can do on today’s smartphones.  He provides “important information for web and app developers about one of the most powerful HTML5 platforms available today”.  Read Original Content

To be able to include Apple devices as well as Windows and Android, the Business Development Group announced a new initiative using HTML5 to develop hardware and software simulations.  Read Original Content
IDC reports “enlightened coexistence” between Web and native device application platforms will be a key trend in 2013, and HTML5 technologies will make significant progress.  Read Original Content

In its 2013 Mobile Security Predictions report, Forrester forecasts the rise of HTML5 in lieu of native app development in the enterprise.  Developers of mobile apps in the enterprise "will flock to HTML5" as the application-development mode of choice over native apps for the main reason that it will be simpler and cheaper.  Read Original Content

Elijah Glover provides “HTML5 Mobile Apps Tips and Tricks” in this slide presentation featured on Speaker Deck.  Read Original Content

Famo.us wants to show off its HTML5 development platform and announced plans to make the platform free for individual developers.  Read Original Content

Big believers in the long-term potential of HTML5, Chorus.im has developed a free HTML5-based messenger app that works across every modern mobile device as well as any PC platform.  Read Original Content

A Reddit user claims using YouTube’s HTML5 player and turning the playback speed up will enable viewers to “cram a bunch of video into a short amount of time”.  Read Original Content

A new survey by Compuware APM reveals 85 percent of mobile device users prefer native apps over mobile websites, citing apps are more convenient, faster and easier to browse as reasons.  Read Original Content

Business Insider says HTML5 still faces challenges in accessing device-native features across all mobile browsers, but HTML5 has the advantage over native apps in cross-platform deployment costs, update speed and distribution control, available programming expertise, and in solving fragmentation challenges.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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