April 20, 2013

HTML5 Week in Review

It’s time to wrap up another week in tech news and take a gander at what happened in the world of HTML5.

First up, Verivo Software talked with the HTML5 Report, saying that its move into HTML5 is not a new step. In fact, the company has been a veteran in mobile enterprise apps, but is only now delivering the HTML5 platform capabilities demanded by enterprises.

Why have they waited so long? Essentially, “HTML5 was not good enough to match native app performance.”

But HTML5 is quickly gaining momentum in the enterprise space.

"The desire by enterprises to embrace HTML5 caused many businesses to take a step back in 2012 to review their options rather than moving forward with using mobile development platforms such as Verivo’s,” said CEO Steven Levy.

Read more about Verivo in the HTML5 sector and its latest version of the Verivo enterprise mobility platform.

Recent analysis from Gartner (News Alert) tells us that hybrid apps are the future of mobile development.

As we move towards a more BYOD-friendly society, organizations need to get on with mobile apps that can be both mobile-friendly and work-friendly, accommodating all styles of work on a mobile device.

What hybrid architectures do is offer a “best of both worlds” approach to mobile working. Native apps and HTML5 are essential to efficiency.

Read more about Gartner’s report on how it’s better to have the two on this subject.

Is HTML5 a wonderful thing for games? Well, yes and no.

Game developers are harnessing HTML5 for speed when it comes to app games, however some say JavaScript is faster across browsers. It’s all about developer choice.

HTML5 is still so new, so not all developers have jumped on the bandwagon.

Read more about game development and HTML5.

That’s it for this week’s recap of HTML5 news. Be sure to visit the HTML5 Report for the latest headlines in this up-and-coming Web technology.


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