April 27, 2013

HTML5 Week in Review

HTML5 technology is gaining momentum, which was evident from the number of news announcements, developments and investments this past week. In addition, a provider of outsourced managed services for telecoms launched a custom application development service.

HTML5 Websocket developer Kaazing raised $15 million in funding for global expansion. This brings the company’s total financing to $39 million. The capital for this round of funding was raised through new investors, which include New Enterprisise Associates (NEA) and Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP), as well as existing investors. Kaazing (NewsAlert) says it will use the money to drive its plans for corporate growth.

Analysts are predicting an explosion in the number of connected mobile devices worldwide in the next few years, with communication across the Web scaling to petabytes of data across both browsers and mobile devices. According to IMS Research, by 2020, there will be roughly five billion people using the Web on a projected 28 billion Internet-connected devices.

TMCnet contributor Robbie Pleasant reported that Gizmox, a company known for creating and translating IT services into mobile apps through HTML, has raised another $7.5 million. In addition, it has also appointed a new CEO. The new funding comes from Atlas Venture, Citrix, IVC, and Consolidated Investment Group.

The report indicates that the new CEO, Eugene Kiznetsov, has experience gained from many years of hard work and successful entrepreneurship. His worked on Internet Explorer for Microsoft, started his own enterprise software company, DataPower, which was later sold to IBM (News Alert), and still works as chairman for the online privacy company Abine, which he also started.

Likewise, TMCnet contributor Shamila Janakiraman reported that outsourced managed services provider Rimhub launched a custom application development service to enable telecommunications services providers (TSPs) build, integrate and provide value-added apps to communications products already in their portfolio. As per the report, the custom app development service is expected to be a major offering among Rimhub’s IP center of excellence (COE) portfolio of services. It is based on Rimhub’s BroadSoft (NewsAlert) BroadWorks platform knowledge and expertise.

The report indicates that Rimhub has deployed similar turnkey applications for Hosted PBX (NewsAlert) providers, including custom call center monitoring dashboards written in rapid application development technologies like Node.JS, MongoDB and HTML5.

On the product side, productivity tools developer ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, introduced a new version of Wijmo Enterprise user interface for HTML5 development. The latest release’s, Wijmo Enterprise 2013 v1, most significant new feature is a high-performance spreadsheet component for enterprise Web application development, reported TMCnet contributor Rory Lidstone.

Another major technical update for Wijmo Enterprise 2013 v1 is full integration with BreezeJS standards.


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