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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of February 24, 2013

Welcome to Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5.  HTML5 is predicted to be the dominant development environment for enterprise mobility over the next several years.  The questions are when and where should HTML5 be used today.  In this weekly update on HTML5 we report on this ongoing debate and other relevant news.

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Game Closure is launching a free and open source software development kit that will enable developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript to create web games incorporating graphics acceleration.  Read Original Content

Crocodoc has unveiled its new HTML5 document converter with a revamped conversion engine using HTML5 and scalable vector graphics to produce better image quality.  Read Original Content

Doceo Publishing’s Jan Ozer believes both HTML5 and Flash have their place depending on the market served.  He explains the current state of HTML5 browser support and the essentials for creating HTML5 video files in this presentation available on  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

The BBC joins Google, Netflix and Microsoft and has petitioned the W3C to implement digital rights management for HTML5 content.  Read Original Content

Google has announced the SyncFileSystem API for Chrome to enable HTML5 apps sync offline data between devices via a cloud backup service linked to Google Drive.  The API is currently only available in the Canary version of Chrome, but is likely to be released in the next few months. Read Original Content
Developer and promoter of HTML5 mobile gaming Przemyslaw Szczepaniak shares his infographic illustrating the state of HTML5 mobile games publishing for February 2013.  Read Original Content

Carl Taylor, technology director at Hutchison Whampoa Europe states some of the initial reluctance surrounding HTML5 will “fade to the back” this year and predicts, “we’ll see a lot more consistent HTML5 implementation throughout 2013 and beyond”.  Read Original Content

The three main reasons native apps remain unrivalled by HTML5 web apps are:  User experience, discoverability, and web apps aren’t “write once, run everywhere”.  Hayley Pearce explains in a post featured in the Trademob blog.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has moved up the release date for IE10 on Windows 7 to sometime between the end of February and early March.  The latest version of Internet Explorer promises improved support for HTML5.  Read Original Content

Mozilla has launched Firefox 19 for Windows, Mac and Linux, featuring an HTML5-based PDF viewer, which uses the standard HTML5 APIs to enable the browser to quickly render standard PDF files without the need for a plugin.  Read Original Content

Developer Steve Fulton shares an HTML5 Canvas example with this video puzzle using Google Chrome, a webcam and the HTML5 Canvas element.  Read Original Content

Jason Pontin, Editor and Publisher of MIT's Technology Review, states a Web-based HTML5 platform will be the future of digital publishing.  He elaborates in this interview video featured in the Huffington Post.  Read Original Content

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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.

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