As Apple’s market share slips to Google’s surging little green robot, developers are increasingly turning to HTML5 as a way to embrace both iOS and Android.
According to Vision Mobile’s latest Developer Economics report, Apple’s developer mindshare has slipped to 52% (from 56% in January 2013) while HTML5 has jumped two percentage points from a year ago to 52%.
The lesson here: It’s a multi-device world, and developers can no longer afford to play favorites.
via HTML5 Catches Up To Apple – ReadWrite.
Today we are excited to announce that the groundbreaking game Contre Jour has come to the web with IE10 and Windows 8. You can play it here – http://www.contrejour.ie. Contre Jour started as an iOS game earning multiple accolades, including the 2011 “iPad Game of the Year” and a 2012 Webby award nomination for “Best Tablet Game.” Bringing Contre Jour to the web has resulted in arguably the most ambitious use of HTML5 to date. Coupled with the entirely new IE10 browsing experience, the game play of Contre Jour on the web is simply stunning. It is as fast and fluid as many native apps, and with IE10 and Windows 8, it is perfect for touch. Once you start playing in IE10 on Windows 8, you immediately forget you’re on a website. Check it out:
via Multi-Touch Gaming Comes to Life with IE10.
HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser.
Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete.
So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5?
via HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win – Business Insider.
With the future of mobile quickly evolving, what do you need to know now? After a long cross-country flight home, I had plenty of time to digest the key data nuggets from our GigaOm Mobilize 2012 event held last week. Here are five worth sharing.
- Don’t count out HTML5 just yet.
- The “point of sale” is now everywhere.
- Video is becoming a primary mobile activity.
- Connected homes will only appeal if the solutions are simple and add value.
- Developers need to consider the broadband their software needs.
via Future of mobile: 5 takeaways from Mobilize 2012 — Mobile Technology News.
Data Revenues: Over The Top
Venture Beat says Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), a new HTML5 framework, will enable the sharing of video, audio, and data directly between web browsers and open the door to a new wave of advanced web applications.
If all goes according to plan, over 50% of all web browsers will support this capability in the next three to four months says Venture Beat.
via dailywireless.org » Data Revenues: Over The Top.
COMMENT – HTML5 will shape more and more of the digital landscape IMHO. I can see HTML5 coupled with IPv6 transport and a robust OFDM radio/PHY layer as the start of a real OTA Mobile business enabler…MisterDTV
The Financial Times is preparing to kill off its iPad and iPhone app for good, signalling its final conversion from executable-app to web-app publishing.
The news publisher launched a HTML5 web app and pulled its iOS app off iTunes Store in mid-2011 but left the iOS version usable by subscribers with it already installed.
via Web journey complete, FT switching off iOS app — paidContent.
CFOs Should Think Before They Leap — At HTML5
Adding to the dizzying future technologies shopping list may not be ever so high on a CFO’s list. But it might be a good time to think about HTML5 and its future implementations within your enterprise.
via CFOs Should Think Before They Leap — At HTML5 CIO.com.