May 04, 2013

TMCnet HTML5 Week in Review

As HTML5 technology gathers more support in the community, more apps are tapping the benefits of the latest Web markup language. That was evident this past week as novel apps were released and HTML5 based optimized software solution for patient education, and IT organizations were launched. In addition, an open source mobile platform was unwrapped to expedite the development of mobile apps for the enterprise.

Speaking of apps, contributing TMCnet writer Steve Anderson reported that InstaFuzz is offering a breakdown on how to build an Instagram-style photo sharing app with HTML5. The company is providing several important details involved in the construction of the user interface, including tools to handle HTML5.

Contributing writer Nicole Spector highlighted healthcare media company Eyemaginations’ launch of new cloud-based and HTML5-optimized software solution ECHO. Aimed at patient education, ECHO is a customizable patient outreach and education tool for optometric practices.

The software sports enhanced video quality and speed, and poses as a simple solution that enables healthcare professionals to communicate with patients from their Internet-based devices.

As per the report, ECHO’s HTML5 optimized library of videos is designed to provide maximum audio quality, accelerated video speed and enhanced functionality for optimal online viewing.

The platform is broadly compatible, allowing its video content to be viewed on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android (NewsAlert) devices, wrote Spector.

Meanwhile, the technology has also been gathering more support. For instance, software giant Oracle released version 5.0 of the Oracle Secure Desktop with HTML5 support, reported TMCnet contributor Robbie Pleasant. The report suggests that it will allow IT organizations to make applications more easily available to remote users, while still maintaining IT security and management. “The idea is to use an HTML5-enabled browser on user devices to access applications running on a server elsewhere,” wrote Pleasant.

Likewise, to reduce both development and deployment time for mobile applications in the enterprise, DreamFactory Software has launched a standards-based, open-source mobile architecture called the DreamFactory Services Platform. According to TMCNet contributor Mandira Srivastava’s report, the DreamFactory Services Platform allows developers to connect HTML5 and native applications to a wide array of web services including SQL Data, BLOB Storage, user management, app hosting, and external integration. It allows them to concentrate their efforts on design and user experience, and spend much less time on back-end integration, wrote Srivastava.The report shows that the DreamFactory Services Platform supports enterprise mobility, HTML5, and cloud computing. The key features of this platform include admin console, app hosting, user management, SQL Services, BLOB Storage, and external integration.

While some were voicing security concerns as the technology gains wider adoption. In an article titled “Security Concerns Need to Be Addressed with Increasing Use of HTML5”, TMCnet contributor Ed Silverstein highlights some of these risks.


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