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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of February 3, 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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Engineers at Fujitsu Laboratories are developing an HTML 5-based platform for smartphones that is designed to keep corporate data secure when accessed from employee-owned devices.  An app placed on an employee’s phone will enable the device to sense if it is in the workplace and only then allow access to corporate data.  Read Original Content

Forrester analysts believe enterprises must embrace mobile to succeed, but not including HTML5 and building native-only apps can make it harder to iterate an application and can increase cost by up to 30 percent.  Read Original Content

HTML5 mobile game community MocoSpace has published 12 new games from publishers around the world.  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.

Mikogo has launched the Cloud Desktop, a browser-based system built with HTML5 that enables users to access their own computer system from any smartphone, tablet or computer directly from within a web browser.  Read Original Content

Mozilla has announced two new smartphones that will run the Firefox OS and will be available to developers in February.  By utilizing web technologies like HTML5, Firefox OS developers can make their apps trigger actions on the phone, such as vibrating for an alert, taking a picture with the camera or sending a text message.  Read Original Content
Web developer Mario Lurig learned shortcuts and tips while exploring jQuery Mobile, HTML5 and mobile HTML design and shares them in this “HTML5 and jQuery Mobile Shortcut and Tip Sheet”.  Read Original Content

Of the 770 enterprise leaders Appcelerator surveyed for its latest “State of the Mobile Enterprise” report, 56.1 percent were “very interested” in developing HTML5 mobile Web applications.  Appcelerator also surveyed mobile developers and found 63 percent of the respondents were “very interested” in developing HTML5 mobile Web apps.  Read Original Content

Microsoft Open Technologies has released an HTML5 WebRTC prototype that demonstrates some of the capabilities of WebRTC by enabling voice chatting between different computers and browsers.  Read Original Content

Creating the new weather app Sun was a way for developer Jakob Henner to show off the HTML5 capabilities of iOS.  Read Original Content

Content distribution company Overdrive recently demonstrated its Overdrive Read HTML5 platform on the Nintendo Wii-U console tablet.  A video of the demonstration is available from Good e-Reader.  Read Original Content

Appcelerator provides its take on the HTML5 vs. native mobile app development debate with this slideshow presentation “HTML5 vs. Native Mobile App Development: Which option is best?” available on slideshare.net.  Read Original Content

Stating “We’ve always supported HTML5, but the technology has matured over the past 18 months, and it's now ready for primetime," Comcast subsidiary thePlatform has replaced Adobe Flash with an HTML5-based video player as the default for programming that it distributes for cable networks on the Web and mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Sir Tim Berners-Lee told the BBC that HTML5 means significant design changes for the Web as we know it.  “HTML5 essentially means every single web page out there is like a computer so you can program it to do whatever you want, and that’s very powerful.”  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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