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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of March 10, 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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Clay.io’s Austin Hallock believes in addition to desktops, the technology for HTML5 games is ready for modern mobile devices.  He discusses the three things missing from HTML5 games in this article featured in Gamasutra.com.  Read Original Content

Mozilla’s John Nightingale states HTML5 apps are not technically inferior, but their poor reputation is caused by bad engines.  Advantages to using HTML5 include being able to write software and have it delivered to users in seconds and enabling updates on the fly.  Read Original Content

Mobile ad company Amobee and Buongiorno’s HTML5 app store AppsFuel are partnering to help developers and content creators monetize their HTML5 web apps across any mobile OS.  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.

Microsoft has launched exploretouch.ie, a concept site, which uses intuitive gestures to mix audio files in order to create an original sound track.  The site shows “how HTML5 and touch is moving the Web forward”.  Read Original Content

Thanks to a security layer that delivers videos encrypted to an HTML5 player, Google is rolling out premium content offerings to its open source WebM video format.  Read Original Content
Because most browsers don't restrict the amount of data websites can store through HTML5 Web Storage, malicious websites could fill visitors’ hard drives with large amounts of junk data.  A security researcher has found a loophole in how the HTML5 Web Storage standard is implemented in the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers. Read Original Content

According to IHS Screen Digest, HTML5-based applications are the most credible way for pay-TV operators to launch profitable, multi-screen Internet video services.  Read Original Content

HTML5-based navigation solutions can be utilized to direct mobile customers to local businesses from a banner, text message or website.  A video featured in GPS Business News demonstrates EverNav, the HTML5 turn-by-turn navigation solution from Atlas CT.  Read Original Content

ShoutEm’s Viktor Marohnic provides details, including advantages and disadvantages, of the two major approaches for mobile websites focused on high-end touchscreen devices – Responsive Web Design and a separate HTML5 app.  Read Original Content

Developer and technical writer JP Balagolan discusses HTML5 features including input validation, autofocus attribute and audio and video support in “Some Cool HTML5 Features”.  Read Original Content

Aphelio's Michael Walker takes a critical look at HTML5 from a business perspective and examines the advantages and disadvantages in “The Business Side of HTML5 and Going Cross-Platform” featured in develop-online.net.  Read Original Content

The third and final installment of Gamasutra’s HTML5 series describes additional features of HTML5 including the WebSocket, Web Workers, Web Audio, and Mouse Lock APIs.  The article also provides strategies for dealing with issues such as resource loading and security, and a brief overview of the state of HTML5 for mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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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.

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