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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of December 23, 2012

The W3C has announced the specifications for HTML5 and Canvas 2D are now “feature complete”.  There are additional steps for HTML5 to formally become a full W3C standard, targeted for finalization by the W3C in 2014.  Read Original Content

The W3C has released a first draft of HTML5.1, a small set of changes being developed simultaneously with HTML5. Read Original Content

Asset Management firm Alliance Bernstein’s new iPad app was built using HTML5.  The app is described and reviewed by technology reporter Davis Janowski in Investment News.  Read Original Content

U.K. news site thisisscunthorpe.co.uk has responded to the increasing number of smartphone users by developing an HTML5-friendly mobile version of the site.  Read Original Content

Companies that specialize in multiplatform coding solutions remain convinced HTML5 has huge potential.  Computing.co.uk reporter Peter Gothard provides his perspective with “Analysis: When Will HTML5 Deliver on its Promise?”  Read Original Content

E-retailer Stella & Dot has acknowledged that of the 10-20 percent of traffic coming straight from consumers, 30 percent is mobile and 80 percent of that mobile traffic is from tablets. The company has launched a version of their site optimized for tablets and has plans for smartphones with an HTML5-based m-commerce site and mobile apps in development for 2013.  Read Original Content

Web developer Aurelio De Rosa explains how to develop a mobile app through HTML5 and JavaScript frameworks in a series of articles.  The first article, “Build a Location-Based Mobile App with HTML5 and Javascript: Part 1”, is featured in BuildMobile.  Read Original Content

HTML5 could become the centerpiece of modern app development, thanks to a coming wave of “installable Web apps”, enabling developers to wrap applications built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript as a traditional native download.  Read Original Content

User experience designer Jake Rocheleau shares his knowledge about HTML5 video streaming in “Mobile Tips for Embedded HTML5 Video Streaming”, featured in Template Monster Blog.  Read Original Content

Facebook has once again ditched HTML5 with the release of its Android 2.0 app, dropping HTML5 in favor of a rebuilt native app.  Read Original Content

Jilion has launched SublimeVideo Horizon, a customizable HTML5 video player for mobile and web.  “With growing numbers of devices and platforms able to handle HTML5 video, it's looking like HTML5 is going to be more a part of the landscape than ever.”  Read Original Content

A team of mobile app developers apparently offended by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg complaining about HTML5 have developed Fastbook, an HTML5 mobile app that performs almost the exact same functions as native Facebook apps for smartphones.  Read Original Content

Twist has launched an HTML5-based Android app to enable users to manage their schedules, even letting others know when they will be late for an appointment.  Read Original Content

Presentation software firm Brainshark has launched an HTML5-based mobile player for iOS and Android.  With HTML5, the presentations are automatically optimized for presentation on the destination iOS or Android device.  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.