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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of March 31, 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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Stating that “HTML5 is a central technology of the future for the enterprise”, Genuitec will release the Enterprise Anywhere edition of its Eclipse Java and Web development tool with HTML5 support on April 1, 2013.  Read Original Content

Big Viking Games’ Christopher Brousseau outlines some of the technical limitations of HTML5 and describes creative ways to overcome these barriers to deliver “an exceptional game experience” in this article featured on the Gamasutra blog.  Read Original Content

Google has introduced a new browser-based game, World Wide Maze, designed to showcase the capabilities of HTML5.  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.

Reuven Cohen lists and describes a number of cloud-based tools for building Web and mobile apps in this article featured in Forbes.  Read Original Content

Adva Mobile has re-launched its free mobile sites for musicians and their fans, now all built in HTML5.  Read Original Content
IGC announced its Brava HTML5 Viewer is now available for Apple’s iPad.  Read Original Content

Blogger Dave Winer has created Little Outliner, a free HTML5 outlining tool written in JavaScript.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has updated its Windows Azure cloud platform with enhancements including support for HTML5/JS client, Cross Origin Resource Sharing and PhoneGap.  Read Original Content

HTML5 utilizes smartphone features such as the accelerometer and geo-location.  Although native apps currently have an advantage with speed over mobile sites, HTML5 technologies will help lessen that advantage in the future.  Read Original Content

Mozilla has announced upcoming Open Web Workshops designed to help developers complete an HTML5 web app for Firefox OS or get an existing HTML5 web app working well on the Firefox OS phone and into the Firefox Marketplace.  The first three workshops will be held in Spain, Columbia, and Poland.  Read Original Content

Ludei is adding Web GL 3D support to its HTML5 games development platform.  Read Original Content

Steve Phillips, CEO of Swyft Technology, feels enterprise mobile application developers and users benefit from the new HTML5 hybrid mobile application framework as it presents solutions to the dilemma caused by a fractured mobile device market.  Read Original Content

PowerPoint-to-HTML5 technology is a new feature in iSpring Solutions’ ISpring Pro 7, making PowerPoint presentations compatible with almost all mobile devices.  Read Original Content

A new tutorial by Google’s John McCutchan and featured in HTML5 Rocks, “Profiling Mobile HTML5 Apps with Chrome DevTools” teaches how to optimize a site for the mobile browser using Chrome DevTools and an Android device.  Read Original Content

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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.

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