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Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 7th, 2012

I conducted a workshop via webex yesterday with a mining company in Australia.  It was interesting that they had a strong preference for HTML5 apps running on a cloud based mobile platform.  Their thinking was that they want mobile solutions now, but they see no need to sink a lot of money into on-premise solutions and mobile platforms yet.  They felt that HTML5 would give them the most flexibility and easiest implementations and deployments at this time as they mature their own mobile strategies and infrastructure and wait to see who the winners will be in the mobile platform market.

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Intel has continued to survey developers to find out where things are going with HTML5, and 40 percent of those surveyed said that they are already using HTML5 in some way in their development, and the other 40 percent of the survey developers said they planned to use it.  Read Original Content

In this video interview, Adam ‘HTML5 Guru’ Stanley Tells How RIM is Using HTML5 in BlackBerry 10.  (Click here to see the video on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy4fOzQeCY8)  Read Original Content

A new video game, Brainworth, teaches its users about the principles of computer science and skills required to create HTML5 online games.  Read Original Content

Education technology firm Desmos, Inc. has developed a graphing calculator with an interactive HTML5 graphing platform that works across all modern browsers. Read Original Content

A recent webcast on the subject of using HTML5 for web-based trading applications is available.  The webcast discussion is based on the question:  “Is it feasible to adopt HTML5 as an enterprise development technology now, what are the issues, and how can they be addressed?”  Read Original Content

A new report by mobility analyst Kevin Benedict documents the plans and insights of over 120 people involved in enterprise mobility.  When asked how important HTML5 and HTML5 hybrid apps were to their company's enterprise mobility plans, 45% answered it was "very important," and 14% said it was "critical."  Download the entire Mid-Year Enterprise Mobility 2012 Survey report for free here.

A recent study by adtech company Kontera based on data from 15,000 U.S. publisher partners revealed that mobile web traffic is up 430 percent between January and July this year and mobile Web browsing now accounts for 22 percent of web traffic.  Read Original Content

Apple iOS users who have upgraded to iOS 6 or bought an iPhone 5 may be missing Google Maps features, but it is still available as Google is actively maintaining the HTML5-based mobile Web version of Google Maps.  Google Street View will be soon available on the mobile Web version. Read Original Content

A new report from BI Intelligence explains why Facebook abandoned HTML5 for now including topics such as:  HTML5 app functionality still leaves much to be desired; HTML5 has a fragmentation problem; and The promise of HTML5 remains.  Read Original Content

A research report from Strategy Analytics forecasts that the HTML5-focused Firefox OS will capture only 1 percent of the market in 2013.  Read Original Content

An article in PCQuest demonstrates how to remotely debug a mobile HTML5 app with a remote inspector.  Read Original Content

Eyepartner has released Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0, enabling users to publish video and audio into playlists by dragging and dropping content in a channel lineup, and to build unlimited scheduled programming for playback on Roku set-top boxes and HTML5 5-compatible players including iPad and iPhone.  Read Original Content

Google uses HTML5 animations to illustrate its economic impact for each state in the U.S. on its Economic Impact page (http://www.google.com/economicimpact/)   Read Original Content

Oracle has added three new PeopleSoft mobile applications which utilize HTML5 and CSS3 and do not require download.  Read Original Content

A panel discussion which took place on the last day of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Boston included topics such as the future of mobile, how the mobile interface will evolve, app stores, and HTML5.  Read Original Content

In this article in TechRepublic, “Why you’d be stupid to bet against HTML5”, author Nick Heath explains that although HTML5’s credentials as a mobile development platform have been called into question, it is still set to play a key role as the basis for mobile apps.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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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.