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Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 28, 2012

Quantas Freight has launched its new HTML5-based mobile app and mobile site for smartphones.  Read Original Content

Phineas Barnes, in the article “HTML5 Is the Real Loser In The iPhone Maps Fiasco” in Business Insider, believes that the native app experience is much better than web apps and HTML5 comes out the loser.  Read Original Content

QNX Software Systems has announced the HTML SDK, an extension of the open source BlackBerry WebWorks framework, specially optimized for automotive environments.  Read Original Content

Apple has purchased Particle, an HTML5 web and web app design firm that has done HTML5 work for Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo, Sony, and Apple.  Read Original Content

Christian Heilmann of Mozilla believes developers shouldn’t abandon HTML5 - even with bumps along the road, as the benefits of HTML5 will ultimately prove worthwhile.  Read Original Content

Mobile social game company Gree has launched a new open-source tool for creating Unity - and HTML5-based smartphone apps with Flash content.  Read Original Content

Developer Eran Zinman of Conduit shares his “real life experience” with “Native, HTML5, and Hybrid Mobile App Development”.  Read Original Content

 The DevCon5 HTML5 Developers and Design Conference will be held November 27-29, 2012 in San Francisco and will feature leading HTML5 developers, engineers and evangelists.  For conference information, go to  Read Original Content

InfoWorld highlights “7 Apps Making the Most of HTML5” illustrating how to make the most of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.  Read Original Content

Oracle has released its Application Development Framework Mobile, an HTML5 and Java-based framework to enable developers to build, deploy and extend enterprise applications for mobile environments from a single code base.  Read Original Content is developing a free HTML5-based site for iOS and Android devices.  Read Original Content

Mike James describes how to utilize HTML5’s Media Capture API when creating web apps in this article in i-programmer.  Read Original Content

Microsoft‘s HTML 5-based Office Web Apps are now live and available through SkyDrive and  The new web apps have been fine-tuned to work properly with the final version of Internet Explorer 10, Windows 8 and iOS 6.  Read Original Content

According to LongTail Video’s “State of HTML5 Video”, 79 percent of the market can now play HTML5 video.  Read Original Content

Jeff Corbin of theIRapp outlines why he feels HTML5 misses the mark in mobile investor relations strategies in his whitepaper “Investor Relations (IR) Apps: Native or HTML5?”  Read Original Content

“Mobile applications and HTML5” are number two on Gartner’s list of the top ten strategic technology trends for 2013, and one of the assumptions by year end 2014 is that HTML5 will be the “mainstream enterprise app vehicle”.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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