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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of November 11, 2012

There are a lot of companies announcing support for HTML5 this week - especially media related.  However, even with this momentum there remains a great need.  Yesmail reported this week results of a survey that shows 41% of mobile device owners have purchased products as a result of mobile email promotions, but one-third of those emails linked to web pages that were not optimized for mobility.

Now for the news...

The Next Web has launched its new site named TNW: Reader Edition which “focuses on improving readability, mobility and browsability thanks to simplified UI, speed and the wonders of HTML5”.  Read Original Content

According to Chris Heilmann, the debate about the “readiness” of HTML5 is based on a lot of false assumptions and myths.  He addresses these HTML5 myths in the article “HTML5 Mythbusting” on the hacks.mozilla.org website.  Read Original Content

Developer Brian Taylor outlines and describes what he feels are the “Advantages of HTML5 and CSS3” in this article in Business 2 Community.  Read Original Content

CampusTours has launched an update to its Virtual Capitol experience built with HTML5.  Read Original Content

According to HTML5test.com, the Wii U Internet browser has the most comprehensive compatibility with HTML5 of any dedicated game console to date.  Read Original Content

Results of a new survey of app developers from Kendo UI reveal 51 percent of respondents indicate HTML5 is important to their job now, and 31 percent say it will be important to their job within the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Journalism.co.uk has launched a beta web app built with HTML5. The HTML5 app is a work-in-progress, with functionality such as sharing via social media and bookmarking to be added soon.  Read Original Content

Weejot.com, which uses HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and JQueryMobile, wants to build enthusiasm for app development and programming, so will give Weejot accounts to all students using the service on any campus.  Read Original Content


jqMobi has released the developer preview of HTML5 framework jqMobi version 1.2, which adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  Read Original Content

Accusoft has announced the release of Prizm Content Connect v6 HTML5 zero-footprint content viewer, optimized to view documents in desktop and mobile web browsers that support HTML5.  Read Original Content

HTML5 based books allow publishers greater control over their content and allow authors to embed the book in their own site to sell copies.  Michael Kozlowski describes “How HTML5 Based Books Will Disrupt the Digital Publishing Sector” in this article in Good E-Reader.  Read Original Content

PurdueSports.com and CBS Sports College Network worked together to create a new HTML5 backup video player, enabling fans of college football and the Purdue University Boilermakers to get their football fix on their mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Social project management platform Wrike has released a native HTML5 web app and Android and iOS apps to keep up with the rising trend of individuals working remotely on their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

To help with CNN’s coverage of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, B-Reel utilized HTML5 to create an interactive microsite, Campaign Explorer, which runs on CNN’s website and can also run as a Google Chrome application for desktop and tablet devices.  Read Original Content

India's largest online hotel network, Travelguru, has launched a new HTML5-based mobile website.  Read Original Content

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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.