28 posts tagged html5
Read on to see what you’ll need to know if you’re relying on an embedded WebView or localStorage for your app.
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Nice Sencha mention in this recent eWeek deck on the major transition to HTML5 happening right now.
When the Kindle Fire was announced, we were excited about getting our hands on it. As the first mass market tablet at the $200 price point, we knew it had a good shot at selling millions of units. But at the same time, we were apprehensive that Amazon might have skimped on hardware capabilities to reach that price.
We put the new Amazon Kindle Fire through the wringer to see how it stacks up as an HTML5 app platform. Click through to see how it fares.
This comprehensive primer on the internal operations of WebKit and Gecko is the result of much research done by Israeli developer Tali Garsiel.
Earlier this year, research firm Gartner predicted 80% of businesses will support its workforce using tablet devices, such as the Apple iPad, by 2013. According to Deloitte, companies will purchase 10 million tablet devices in 2011, comprising 25% of all tablet sales.
The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Adams on publishers using HTML5:
The FT’s shift toward a Web-app strategy started last year largely because the publisher lacked the resources to create lots of different apps for the many emerging devices and operating systems. But a major benefit of this strategy is it allows publishers to “un-tether ourselves from app stores,” said MB Christie, head of product development for the FT.
By launching a web app and selling it itself, Playboy can ignore the restrictions that Apple sets for App Store content. Moreover, it avoids paying Apple 30 percent of subscription revenues and is able to create a relationship with its subscribers directly, which means that it gets an automatic access to customer details.
Yes, Facebook is about to launch a mobile platform aimed squarely at working on the iPhone (and iPad). But it won’t be distributed through the App Store as a native application, it will be entirely HTML5-based and work in Safari. Why? Because it’s the one area of the device that Facebook will be able to control (or mostly control).