HTML5 boom brings multiple OS mix to boil

Results of a survey from Sencha have revealed that the majority of companies polled think that dev skills in Web technologies are a more vital skill than native development skills.

Just over two thirds of companies (68%) polled – comprising 1400 mobile developers, managers and corporate execs – stated that their best skills in development were in the likes of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS rather than iOS (14%) and Android (13%) native development.

This aligns with a number of prevalent HTML5 trends; not least the...

By James Bourne, 13 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, HTML5.

Is HTML5 adoption the real deal for developers?

Kendo UI spoke to over 4,000 software developers, who reaffirmed that HTML5 was the real deal.

The majority of developers prefer the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) HTML5 spec as opposed to the WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) ‘living’ standard.

That’s one of the cornerstone findings from Kendo UI, a division of end-to-end solutions and tools provider Telerik, in a survey entitled ‘HTML5...

By James Bourne, 09 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Security.

LongTail: What is the state of HTML5 video?

State of HTML5 video looks healthy for now, but how does LongTail Video's results compare with other tests?

LongTail Video, the creators of the JW Player, has updated its State of HTML5 Video report, which shows a healthy uptake for HTML5 video on browsers although isn’t at completion yet.

According to the research, nearly four in five browser and device manufacturers (79%) can play HTML5 video – in other...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: HTML5, Industry, Platforms, Testing.

New Wix app market gives devs big monetisation opportunities

DIY web publisher Wix has announced the launch of its app market, which allows the integration of third party apps to its website builder.

Garnering support from the likes of Instagram, Tumblr and SoundCloud, the Wix App Market will allow devs to offer apps to a user base of 25 million and counting worldwide.

Combined with this, the Israeli based start-up has released its latest software development kit (SDK), which can be seen here.

Wix, who back in July developed...

By James Bourne, 16 October 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Languages.

W3C HTML Working Group's 2014 HTML5 plan mapped out

"Challenges remain", but HTML WG confident on hitting 2014 completion date

The HTML Working Group, on request from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), has announced an official plan to move the HTML5 spec to ‘Candidate Recommendation’ (CR) by 2014.

'Candidate Recommendation', in other words, is a complete, finalised standard. HTML WG "sought to produce a plan that achieves this date and has minimal risk of delays from unexpected events", according to...

By James Bourne, 21 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5.

Application Craft’s DIY app builder aims to "kill" dev complexity

‘Build once, deploy everywhere’ platform to ensure cross-platform app building without unnecessary complexity – but is this good or bad?

UK-based startup Application Craft has launched its cloud-based development platform, designed to create simple, yet powerful development tools for devs of all skill levels.

Application Craft allows for cross platform development of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

However unlike other DIY app platforms, AC does require at least a working knowledge of JavaScript,...

By James Bourne, 11 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Java.

Taking the FT web app to Windows 8: Jim Cresswell, FTLabs #AppsWorld

Ask people to name a successful web app and, maybe eight out of ten times, they’ll mention the FT’s HTML5 app.

Deployed in the summer of 2011, the app became the first from a major brand to shun the various app stores and offer their users a tailored brand experience through a browser, across a tablet, smartphone or PC, using a single log-in and a single subscription.

DeveloperTech caught up with Jim Cresswell, one of the top Web App Developers at FTLabs,...

By Matt Henkes, 10 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Platforms.