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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of November 4, 2012

Google has rebuilt its Whatbrowser.org site with HTML5.  The site is now available on mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Playtech has launched its open framework Mobile Hub, built with HTML5 and compatible with Web browsers, native applications and across all HTML5 ready devices.  Read Original Content

Barneys New York has unveiled a new HTML5-based mobile site designed to make the shopping experience seamless for users.  Read Original Content

According to Infosecurity magazine, web scanners are not keeping up with newer technologies such as HTML5, and manual testing has been the only way to detect vulnerabilities.  Read Original Content

AppMobi has upgraded its HTML5 SDK, adding support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, enabling developers to produce Java and HTML5 apps both from the same code.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner analysts, HTML5 will be a key mobile technology in the future, but “fragmentation and immaturity will remain challenges through 2015, so HTML5 is a very long way from being a panacea for cross platform development. Some of HTML5's challenges can be reduced by using JavaScript frameworks which can hide some platform and browser dependencies.”  Read Original Content

Software development and hosting company EyePartner has updated their Web design and is showcasing advancements in technology with a new HTML5 mobile module and channel manager.  Read Original Content

Almost 75 percent of end users in North America are using browsers that support HTML5, and the number of HTML5-compatible browsers grew from 57 percent to 75 percent between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

Because HTML5 “works for cross-platform environments, is easier to manage compared to Flash, is a first-class citizen on the browser, and is attractive to developers”, online diagram and flowchart software Gliffy is abandoning Flash and moving to an all-HTML5 platform and will soon take HTML5 to the tablet market.  Read Original Content

Software development firm Chetu utilizes HTML5 to provide a smoother experience on mobile devices while cutting down per platform costs for each mobile platform.  The initial prototypes “show superior and near native experience for eLearning content using HTML5”.  Read Original Content

Mobile radio service Stitcher has launched an HTML5-based Web app, which enables playback on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.  Read Original Content

Only 75,000 mobile Web or HTML5-based apps exist today, a small portion of the 1.25 million native apps in the current mobile market.  Appcelerator’s white paper explores “Native vs. HTML5 Mobile App Development: Which Option is Best?”  Read Original Content

Winter sports online retailer Snow Republic has launched an HTML5 Web app to provide users with a native app-like experience with cross browser compatibility.  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.