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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of December 9, 2012

According to FaveQuest CEO Allan Isfan, HTML5 didn’t revolutionize the mobile business as expected, but instead it “over promised and under delivered”.  Read Original Content

The QNX CAR HMI framework for the automotive environment features HTML5-based technology and a direct development path from mobile to automotive.  Read Original Content

According to a post on the Codiqa blog, HTML5 is a “revolution for the open web” and more companies and developers stand to gain through the greater adoption of HTML5 than with proprietary platforms such as iOS.  “Looking into the future, we strongly believe that HTML5 and open web technologies will increasingly become the standard for mobile and desktop development.”  Read Original Content

App47 announced it has added HTML5 support to its enterprise mobile application management platform, stating “more and more enterprise clients are choosing HTML5 over native when looking to get out the door faster and deliver mobile apps to employees in less time and for less money”.  Read Original Content

Firefox for Android has expanded its HTML5 video capabilities to include H.264 video playback.  Read Original Content

App Studio is a new cloud-based HTML5 solution from Quark that “turns print into interactive digital experiences”, offering developers the flexibility to use tools familiar to them to create app content for smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

Nokia’s new site was built with HTML5 as the company feels HTML5 is more accommodating, with the different components of the web page making it easier to add video, social media and other content.  Read Original Content
Andrew Gazdecki, founder and CEO of Bizness Apps, feels startups should develop both mobile apps and HTML5 mobile websites, and should consider developing for the mobile web first, rather than developing an app on each platform at the beginning.  Read Original Content

UK footwear company Schuh has launched a new mobile site completely built in HTML5.  Read Original Content

A chart featured in Ciklum’s blog shows over 80 percent of developers are not satisfied with HTML5 monetization and over 70 percent are dissatisfied with performance and fragmentation.  Read Original Content

Sesame Workshop’s Noah Broadwater points out that while enterprises don’t want to build the same thing over and over again, they don’t have much choice right now as HTML5 remains comparatively weak for rich interactivity, video and other features, and there is still no HTML5 standard.  Read Original Content

UpSync has added HTML5 support to its Intelligently Integrated Selling platform enabling administrators to upload HTML5 apps as well as other multimedia content audio, video and documents.  Read Original Content

Web jeweler Ice.com has launched an HTML5-based m-commerce site that resembles an app in appearance, navigation and functionality.  “An HTML5 mobile web site cannot do everything an app can, but Ice shows it can provide a convincing replication.”  Read Original Content

In the first in a series of HTML5 tutorials designed for developers, WP Engine co-founder Aaron Brazell covers “Working with HTML5 Forms”.  Read Original Content

Webinar distributor BrightTalk now features an HTML5 player, enabling mobile users to watch videos that weren’t previously accessible.  Read Original Content

ServiceMax, creator of cloud-based, mobile and social field service applications, has released the HTML5-based ServiceMax Winter ’13.  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 an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.

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