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What's New in HTML5

Week of June 10, 2012

I have been having numerous discussions about HTML5 with mobile experts these last few weeks, many of which I recorded on video, so stay tuned to my blog to watch them and learn how leading mobile vendors are incorporating HTML5 into their platforms and mobile apps.

One of my goals with publishing this HTML5 article series each week is to help companies, considering the use of HTML5, to understand the spectrum of use cases and the scope of its adoption by leading vendors.  I hope you find these articles useful.

Now for the news...

The automated software testing tool Testing Anywhere has released a new version, Testing Anywhere 7.5, and is now capable of testing HTML5 and cloud applications. Read Original Content

OverDrive has announced plans to launch OverDrive Read, an open standard HTML5/EPUB browser-based e-book platform that will allow users to read e-books online or offline, without having to install software or download an app. Read Original Content

For a comprehensive look at HTML5 in general and specifically as it relates to content publishing, check out this new article from Roger McNamee, “HTML 5: The Next Big Thing for Content". Read Original Content

Inkling has announced the launch of Inkling for Web, an HTML5-based E-Book app that allows any device with a [compliant] browser the use of Inkling's features, previously available only through its iPad app. All current and future Inkling titles are now available through the new web interface with features including 3D graphics, videos and audio. Read Original Content

A new provider of in-app mobile payment solutions, Zooz, is now offering an HTML5 mobile web version of its compact SDK, which requires only three lines of code for developers to “cut, paste, and go” in under 10 minutes. Read Original Content

Taptu has announced the launch of an HTML5-based news aggregator web app which will function across all devices. Read Original Content

According to a YouTube executive, the video sharing site has been slow in fully adopting HTML5 because of browser fragmentation, problems with distribution and cost. Read Original Content

Uberflip is a cloud-based digital publishing service built on HTML5 for mobile which features geo-targeting tools to allow companies to distribute tailored versions of their marketing pieces by region. Read Original Content

The FBI has launched its first mobile-friendly website designed for smartphones and built with HTML5, JavaScript and AJAX. Read Original Content

Jeffrey Zeldman‘s classic “Taking Your Talent to the Web” has been re-created with HTML5 and CSS3 and is now available as a free web book. Read Original Content

The Beta developers update for the BlackBerry Playbook includes HTML5 optimization, Android functionality and features, and full device encryption support. Read OriginalContent

appMobi has launched a cross platform game, Boom Town, developed in HTML5 and released simultaneously in Apple’s App Store, Google Play for Android, and on Facebook. ReadOriginal Content

Progressive Media Group is planning to add HTML5 e-cards to their corporate holiday e-cards product lines, stating “the majority of animations we’ve seen on the web using HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 keep progressing at an encouraging pace”. Read Original Content

Q4 Web Systems has introduced new HTML5 mobile apps for public companies to communicate with their investors via mobile applications. Read Original Content

Enterprise mobility solutions provider AnyPresence has developed a utilities solution, backed by a flexible mobile platform, enabling IT staff to assemble mobile apps once, and deploy them instantly as HTML5, iOS and Android mobile applications. ReadOriginal Content


Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. 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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