WAC announces HTML5 carrier billing API #MWC12

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, WAC has announced a number of initiatives set to drive forward the adoption of HTML5 and, in the process, claw back some measure of control for its operator members from the over the top app services which have chipped away at their direct relationship with end users.

Announcing the launch of a new in app billing API designed around HTML5, WAC CEO Peters Suh said that the organisation wanted to remove the friction at both the OS...

By Matt Henkes, 28 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Monetisation.

Mozilla partners with Telefonica on new mobile web-OS #mwc12

Mozilla has announced that it will partner with Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica on its new browser based mobile OS.

The first phones are expected to launch later this year, running on an Android kernel, with processes like calls, messaging and games run though the Firefox browser. Mozilla has also partnered with the processor manufacturer Qualcomm to build the hardware for the devices.

The technology behind Mozilla’s new phones enables the component price to be drastically reduced, said...

By Matt Henkes, 27 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: App Stores, Development Tools, HTML5.

PaymentOne releases HTML5 billing API

M-commerce specialist PaymentOne has released its new mobile API for html5 apps, enabling developers to monetise their web apps using direct billing in the same way they would with native apps.

The PayOne HTML5 API provides an HTML5-compliant Web-based payment flow for developers of mobile games and applications looking to monetize their offerings across all platforms and devices with a highly secure and frictionless "charge it to my mobile phone bill" payment...

By Matt Henkes, 21 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: HTML5.

Do we need a new 'web app' icon?

With some of the key players like Google, Apple and Adobe piling resources into the development of HTML5, the proliferation of web apps is hotly tipped to be one of the app development stories of 2012.

There are a number of arguments for and against this point of view. We’re still not yet in a world were a web app will generally perform with the same level of deeply integrated usability that a native app can offer users.

Though with rapid adoption of faster 4G LTE mobile networks just on the doorstep,...

By Matt Henkes, 25 November 2011, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Apple, App Stores, HTML5.