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Week of March 26, 2012

HTML5 based ads are gaining on Flash.  For ads that will be seen on mobile devices, developers are focusing on HTML5.  Read original content

Systems management and monitoring firm DN2K is turning to HTML5.  It announced that HTML5 is now, “one of its core technologies in its business and industrial application platform”.  Read original content

ChronoZoom is a new HTML5-based web application developed by Microsoft Research, Russia's Moscow State University, and UC Berkeley.  The site uses mixed media to let visitors visualize the universe.  Read original content

A free HTML5 video converter service has been launched to provide a method to convert video files to HTML5 compatible formats.  http://www.html5-converter.com/ Read original content

 

I found a series on using HTML5 and CSS3 to transform a website into a mobile site.  Read original content

Mozilla updated HTML5 video controls in the latest version of Firefox version 12, which was just released in beta.  Read original content

 

With all major browsers now supporting the HTML5 Geolocation API, it would be interesting to understand what can be done with it.  In this linked article, Danwei Tran Luciani for The Code Project explores the possibilities.  Read original content

 

Opinion piece - Native apps will be around for some time to come, but the push for HTML5 standardization from powerful groups like Facebook and others are starting to push apps from native to web.   Read original content

 

The HTML5 Canvas element and Google Maps were used by Vizzuality to create an interactive map that provides visualization of the intensity and location of deforestation.  Read original content

WSX, a new feature from VMware, uses the HTML5 Canvas element and Web Sockets to let users access virtualized desktops remotely through a web browser.  WSX is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on the desktop and Safari on iPads.  Read original content

 

MoSync has announced its new mobile development SDK, MoSync AB, which will allow developers to use HTML5 technology to, “Create hybrid apps or native apps with native features and UI experience for Android, iOS and Windows Phone and submit them to multiple app stores within hours instead of weeks.”  Read original content

 

Seventy-nine percent of mobile developers report they will integrate HTML5 in their apps this year, according to a survey conducted by IDC and Appcelerator.  The survey responses indicated that developers are planning to develop HTML5 and “hybrid” apps.  Read original content

 

A new Internet Explorer 9 website for The Hunger Games film shows off the possibilities for HTML5-based sites.  The website (http://thecapitoltour.pn/) was launched by Microsoft and Lionsgate.  Read original content


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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. 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.