Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review: The paid, expensively developed publishers’ app, with its extravagantly produced digital replica, is dead. I’d say that the magazine app was only alive for about one issue (if that). I hated every moment of our experiment with apps, because it tried to impose something closed, old, and printlike on something open, new, and digital.
HTML5 has entered the online video market, which is both exciting and challenging for developers in the industry. With the HTML5 specification and the various browser implementations in constant flux, we at LongTail Video spend a signficant amount of time understanding the limitations of the technology and optimizing our own products for HTML5. In developing the JW Player, we perform routine tests across the various browsers and devices to help determine the current state of online video. The State of HTML5 Video Report is a compilation of our research and latest test results, focused on HTML5 video playback.