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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of February 17, 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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Mindshare's James Chandler doesn’t feel users will care whether they are accessing a native app or web app as long as it is uninterrupted and seamless.  Businesses, however, must have a strategy “that accommodates both mobile web and app – using one for acquisition and the other for retention”.  Read Original Content

“Make a Web App with Instagram-like Filters”, featured in Tutorialzine, details how to make a simple web app using JavaScript and HTML5 and apply filters similar to Instagram.  Read Original Content

In the first of a three-part series of articles featured in Gamasutra, developers describe why they are backing HTML5 and the process of moving to HTML5 for high-end game development, including details of the development environment and workflow.  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.

This article, “Will HTML5 Kill the Native App?” featured in Campus Technology, discusses the HTML5 vs. native app debate as it relates to the best and most cost efficient way to make mobile campus applications accessible.  Read Original Content

ShoutEm CEO and co-founder Viktor Marohnic believes “push notifications”, currently not available with HTML5, are the only thing keeping native apps alive.  He states enabling a browser based app to receive push notification is a “trivial technical challenge” that would be extremely beneficial for the mobile app development ecosystem.  Read Original Content
Headscape’s Paul Boag describes and provides examples of the four mobile strategy options for businesses:  Responsive website, native app, web app using HTML5 and JavaScript, and hybrid app.  Read Original Content

With the use of HTML5 for mobile web applications continuing to grow, there are still concerns and controversy about whether or not HTML5 is the best way to deliver content to mobile devices. For straightforward date or information display with some type of interaction, HTML5 is going to be the superior solution, but if the application depends on a feature of the phone itself or interacts with other applications, HTML5 may be inadequate.  Read Original Content

This article in Search Engine Journal describes why responsive web design using one HTML5 code for the page regardless of the device accessing it is best for mobile search engine optimization.  Read Original Content

Udacity offers a free online course on how to develop an HTML5 game, utilizing standard game development techniques and using them to create high performance HTML5 applications.  Read Original Content

The Mobile World Congress will be held February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain, and will feature exhibits from a number of companies exploring opportunities in the mobile industry, including HTML5 and augmented reality.  Read Original Content

To help readers identify the right situations to utilize HTML5, Ericka Chickowski describes seven scenarios that make sense for HTML5, and three to avoid.  “HTML5 Mobile Development: 7 Good Ideas (and 3 Bad Ones)” is featured in Network Computing.  Read Original Content

Adobe’s Edge Reflow, a new HTML5 responsive design tool for Web designers and developers, is now available for public preview.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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