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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of January 6, 2012

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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Developer Tristan Louis feels his company wasted a year going down the HTML5 path, as it’s great on paper and has a lot of potential in the future, but many desired features are just not there. Read Original Content

Michael Budzynski believes HTML5 games took a big step forward in 2012, and states “we all know that HTML5 has matured enough”.  He lists “The Top 10 HTML5 Games of 2012” in this article featured in .net Magazine.  Read Original Content

In “HTML5 – 2012 in Review,” Susan J. Campbell states what was expected of HTML5 in 2012 and what actually occurred were very different.  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.

StackMob CEO Ty Amell believes HTML5 apps can be great, as Sencha has proved, but also states he thinks Facebook made the right decision in supporting native apps in addition to HTML5.  Read Original Content

The official W3C press release for the completion of the HTML5 definition contains testimonials about HTML5 from W3C members including Adobe, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft and Research in Motion.  Read Original Content
In Part 4 of “Build a Location-Based Mobile App with HTML5 and Javascript” by Aurelio De Rosa, the developer explains using the Google Maps API and the utility functions used to put all of the application’s components together.  The article is featured in BuildMobile.  Read OriginalContent

According to industry analysts, mobile will be key for HTML5 in 2013.  “HTML5 has the power to help smartphones, feature phones, tablets, notebooks, desktop PCs, televisions and vehicles come together through cloud services.”  Read Original Content

Elepath’s free Moonbase tool is a visual editor enabling users to create HTML5 animations with custom text, images, colors and movement.  Read Original Content

Instead of getting caught-up in the debate over native apps vs. HTML5 web apps, developers should choose to use both technologies combined to develop the best possible experience.  Heterogeneous iOS apps are explained in this article featured in Tech Republic.  Read Original Content

One of Forbes staff writer Parmy Olson’s “10 Predictions for The Mobile Industry In 2013” is that HTML5 will make a comeback, helping to make smartphones cheaper.  Read OriginalContent

TechNewsDaily contributor Fahmida Y. Rashid feels HTML5 “failed to materialize” in 2012, stating that while there were some great strides in HTML5 adoption this year, the anticipated shift did not live up to the hype.  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.