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Week of June 17, 2012

This week I have posted a several segments of the Mobile Expert Video Series with mobility experts that discuss HTML5.  Here they are for your easy reference:

I have interviewed many more mobility experts discussing HTML5 this week, and these interviews will be published next week.  Stay tuned!!!

Now for the news:
Results of a recent survey of enterprise software coders found that 79 percent of nearly 2,200 mobile developers said they will use HTML5 in their apps in 2012, a higher than expected interest in HTML5 for mobile apps. Read Original Content

Vana Workforce’s Vana HCM Release Update 6 introduces dedicated mobile support using standards-based HTML5 for cross platform support for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and tablet devices. Read Original Content

Q&A site for finding repair solutions FixYa has revamped its mobile website with the launch of FixYa Mobile, a complete HTML5 overhaul for use on smartphones and tablets. ReadOriginal Content

Mooklet Project has released an iPhone app, Mooklet that enables users to publish a photo book as an HTML5 web application. Read Original Content

Facebook has launched its App Center for iOS and Android, enabling users to find new apps for their mobile devices. The App Center supports HTML5 web apps as well as native apps. Read Original Content

Startup bMobilized has introduced a do-it-yourself tool that will allow users to easily convert a website into a full-featured HTML5-enabled mobile site. Read Original Content

One of the useful features of HTML5 is Drag and Drop, enabling developers to drag and drop HTML5 elements. This tutorial explains HTML5 Drag and Drop with a simple example. Read Original Content

Modernizr is an open-source JavaScript library that allows developers to take advantage of the new capabilities of HTML5 even on older browsers. Read Original Content

iSpring has introduced the beta version of their PowerPoint to HTML5 converter for iPad and mobile devices (http://www.ispringsolutions.com/ispring-converter). Read Original Content

Microsoft officials have announced that the company is adding HTML5 output support to its Visual Studio LightSwitch tool, which is now available to testers. Read OriginalContent

Insurance industry software and services provider Systema Software has announced the launch of SIMS Mobile, developed using HTML5 to maximize interoperability. SIMS Mobile is available for iOS and Android. ReadOriginal Content

Combining HTML5 and CSS3 provides an opportunity for the creation of sophisticated websites in terms of design and capabilities, with stunning visual effects. Read OriginalContent

FunMobility Inc. has announced the availability of an integrated mobile marketing suite, the AppWidget Mobile Engagement Platform, which features cloud-based, HTML5 plug-ins that instantly and easily improve the performance of any native iOS or Android app. Read Original Content

Datameer has released a new version of its “Big Data analytics solution”. Datameer 2.0 is HTML5-based and runs on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Read Original Content

Steel Media has created a new free digital magazine, swipe, built with interactive HTML5 and designed for the iPad. Read Original Content

The mobile workforce is moving from desktop PCs to smartphones and tablets, and now is the time for businesses to incorporate HTML5 into web development projects. Richard Hein provides “8 Reasons to Gear Up for HTML5 Now” on CIO.com. Read Original Content

Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi states that HTML5 gaming is growing, but “its slow progress means it won't be a viable alternative to native apps for most publishers for another five or ten years”. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. 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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