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JQuery Rewrite For Mobile Platform {1}

by Toan T
This article pretty much talks about how a company known as appMobi that create development tool and services for HTML5 is rewriting JQuery for mobile platform. The company has already written their own JQuery app for desktop environment which was made to be HTML5 optimized. Recently, they wanted to rewrite their JQuery framework to make more even more optimized for mobile platform. The framework is known as jQ.Mobi, it is over twice as fast as desktop JQuery but is much smaller in size. JQuery has already been used on over 50 percent of all desktop websites. So by doing this, they will be able to being high quality user experience that is identical to desktop environment to both iOS and Android platforms. read more...

Facebook’s Mobile HTML Dilemma {1}

by Jongwoo Y
With the new wave of mobile HTML5 applications coming through, Facebook is displeased with the rate Google and Apple have added HTML5 compatibility to their mobile browsers. Facebook recently announced that their HTML5 website has twice as many users than their Android or iOS counterparts (Constine, 2012). The problem with the applications that iOS and Android is that users are not able to use many of the basic Facebook features (photo uploads and high-performance HTML5 animations) that HTML5 users are able to enjoy. Faced with this problem, Facebook decided to create the W3C community group, a group dedicated to mobile device/application advancement, however, Apple and Google, the two big companies that control the mobile operating system market, have refused to join. This has become a huge problem as Facebook had over 105 million users on iOS and 100 million android users. Facebook is trying their best to convince these two companies to advance their browser’s HTML5 compatibility because the ads that they will be able to run under HTML5 compatible websites will be able to garner more revenue than the ones that are currently being used on the applications themselves. The W3C community group will become a huge factor in Facebook’s future probability; due to the fact that Facebook will soon be a public company and that Facebook’s ad revenues will be able to gain a significant lift which will make the company even more desirable (Constine, 2012). Though companies such as Mozilla and Opera have joined the group, iOS and Android are the companies that Facebook desire to attain. On the developer side, if HTML5 were to gain more compatibility with Android and iOS, developers would be able to port their applications to either of those two platforms with greater ease. This will be able to make more applications readily available to the general public and give developers more time to improve their current apps rather than investing time into porting them. read more...

iOS and HTML 5 {3}

by Vincent S
For this week, I read an article in PC World on implementation of HTML 5.  It’s no secret that mobile phones have revolutionized the world of telecommunications.  Besides the obvious applications of fun and electronic entertainment, mobile phones have brought on countless business level applications such as the use of a smart phone to remotely access a company intranet.  Two major factors in the success of a particular kind of smart phone are its operating system and app quality/availability.  As predicted by many tech experts, HTML 5 is quickly becoming the standard for web-based apps.  Due to this fact, the true test of a smart phone’s capabilities is its operating system’s ability to deliver and implement HTML 5 directly.  This will determine how smoothly the phone runs as well as the quality of its apps.  PC World did a cross comparison between the Apple iOS used for their line of iPhones/iPads and Android which is found in different products such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  What was discovered was that Apple iOS outperformed Android in their ability to deliver HTML 5 properly.  The article concluded by stating that this might be the key to higher user satisfaction with Apple products; meaning that the true key to success in the smart phone industry is use of HTML 5.
I wrote about this article because we have been discussing more lately the importance of HTML 5 and how it’s becoming the industry standard.  In the cross comparison test mentioned in the article, the iPhone 4S handled approximately 200 moving objects at once while maintaining a frame rate of 30 FPS without slowing down.  On the other hand, it was determined that almost all Android smart phones could only handle one moving object without slowing down to a frame rate below 30 FPS.  Older versions of the iPhone such as the iPhone 3GS are capable of at least 50 moving objects while retaining 30 FPS.  From this it is no wonder that there has been so much talk of the importance of HTML 5.  Extensive knowledge of HTML 5 combined with some programming abilities can lead to a highly lucrative career. read more...

Everyone is making their transition to HTML 5 {Comments Off on Everyone is making their transition to HTML 5}

by Daniel S
The technology world is always ready for an upgrade, and HTML is definitely an upgrade compared to Flash, a video streaming option. Flash has been known to eat up a lot of processing power and battery life to stream video. Apple has been one of the first companies to fully commit and support HTML 5 and do everything it can to make the full transition to HTML 5. Although all evidence points to HTML 5 being apparent heir to replacing Flash, statistics still show that about 35% of the internet market is still using Internet Explorer, that still needs Flash to playback video. Mozilla and Google Chrome has already made the transition to HTML 5 video. However the real benefit of HTML 5 will be applied to mobile technology, but android phone still support Flash video, but Google has recently come out with a statement saying that future phones will not have any Flash plug-ins. It is only a matter of time when HTML 5 will completely replace Flash for any video streaming options. read more...

.NET meets the Mobile market {1}

by Chris S
Although the article is nearly a year old, it provides info on the development of software to handle code and allow for its use on multiple platforms. By now the Android mobile phone was been out for some time and has had plenty of opportunity for developers to improve on software for it, however at the time, this was all new. The software, Mono, worked only with Visual Studio 2010 Professional. The cool thing about this product was how it allowed the user to share business related information on different platforms. So code could be ported from a desktop or iphone to an android. Now, with about a year after its release, the android mobile market has increased dramatically, as well as the iphone market. You can’t go out without seeing those around using either an iphone or an android. read more...

Increased Mobile Shopping {Comments Off on Increased Mobile Shopping}

by Luis F
 

The article was about the amount of mobile traffic that accumulated over the two day period of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  It states that traffic increased by “60% from the same period last year”.  Then the data was broken down to reveal the percentage of traffic from different smart phone devices.  Devices using “iOS accounted for 42%, Android 34%, Blackberry 15%, and Windows and Nokia each made up less than 3%”.  Then the article discusses the different types of usage pertaining to the day, for instance on Thanksgiving the phones were primarily used to find “product information and sales information”, while on Black Friday the devices were used to “find store locations, browse reviews, and access previously saved wish lists”.  After analyzing all the traffic figures the author suggests that for next year companies also provide as many apps for Android devices as they do for iOS supported devices. read more...

Will Google TV 2.0 Be Any Good? {Comments Off on Will Google TV 2.0 Be Any Good?}

by Asbed P
Last year, Google announced Google TV which in theory was supposed to stream videos from the net, allow you to view photos, and listen to your music collection.  They have however been greatly outshone by Apple’s product, Apple TV, which is already expanding and can be found in many homes already.  Now that Google has got its act together and added some extra features to GTV, they have a chance to gain a customer base before its too late.  The biggest new feature GTV users will notice is the addition of Google Apps.  This means Netflix, Pandora, Skype and many other apps available on the Android platform will be available on Google TV.  They have also added Android Honeycomb so the TV will actually have the operating system Google designed for it’s tablets, meaning your TV will be more like a computer than it was before and who wouldn’t like that.  One final thing Google has added is the better search engine for shows and movies.  The new search will actually show you what time the next airing of the specific TV show or movie will be, but will also show the users what other services the program can be found on for instant viewing. read more...

Security for your Andriod Device {2}

by Penny C

A lot of us have made the choice to upgrade our phones to “smart-phones” and most of those smart phones run Android OS.  As we all know Android is an open-source OS and is vulnerable to attacks, just like our computers are.  Attacks could be in the form of sending and receiving SMS/MMS, extract private information from the phones or make the phone unusable.  Now for those of us who have unlimited text messaging plan, the cost incurred from those SMS/MMS is not much of an issue but the phone has been compromised.   Per article, the attacks occur through cellular networks, Bluetooth, the Internet (WiFi, 3G), USB and other connections.   Smart-phones have not been around as long as computers but malware for smart phones took 2 years to get to the level that the computers took 20 years.   The astounding speed is due to the experience gained through writing malware for computers, according the authors.  So smart-phone security is becoming a fore-front battle. read more...