How Adobe Is Moving on From Flash to Embrace HTML5. From: www.cio.com – Chris Minnick and Ed Tittel, CIO April 30, 2014.
Multiple Mobiles. How do we provide apps for all of them?
Mobile devices are increasingly important as a platform for customers and employees to use software services. Lots of people are busy building mobile applications, but also lots of vendors are busy building mobile devices. “Native vs Web” Is Total Bullshit. The web is dead.
HTML5 is the be-all end-all of the future. Users are spending more time on apps and less time on the web. You can do anything on the web that you can in a native app. Yawn. App Nightmare from xkcd. Débat : Web Apps VS Natif. O'Reilly Webcast: 9 Myths About Building iPhone/iPad Apps. Why Publishers Don't Like Apps. By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, only four months after Steve Jobs first announced his “magical and revolutionary” new machines, traditional publishers were gripped by a collective delusion.
They had convinced themselves that tablet computers and smart phones would allow them to unwind their unhappy histories with the Internet. For publishers whose businesses had evolved during the long day of print newspapers and magazines, the expansion of the Internet was terribly disorienting. The Web taught readers that they might read stories whenever they liked without charge, and it offered companies more efficient ways to advertise; both parties spent less. Things Reviewed:Technology Review iPad app version 2.0 The Daily iPad-only newspaper Financial Times html5 website www.ft.com Smart phones and tablets seemed to promise a return to simpler days. For traditional publishers, the scheme was alluring.
Is the mobile app-pocalypse coming? Before too long, your mobile web browser may surpass what apps can offer, thanks to HTML5.
HTML5 will improve the user interface and video quality on mobile phones That computer language may rival apps on smartphones, author says The last major version of HTML was released in 1997, before smartphones (CNN) -- Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem. BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service. The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service.
This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flash for streaming video, but the company has fiercely guarded RTMP content protection measures, making it impossible to create a fully compatible open source RTMP client. SWF Verification is one such security measure. An RTMP streaming video server that has SWF Verification enabled will terminate connections from clients that fail to supply an authorization key. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that the content is only accessible to specific SWF files, thus preventing third-party software from downloading the video. HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tell. Recently Youtube announced that you could test out an HTML5-enabled version of their site.
They said that they were doing this partially based on people’s “number one request” that Youtube do more with HTML5. (They left out the other half of that #1 request – that the implementation be based on open codecs, but more on that later.) Not to be outdone, Vimeo rushed to announce a beta version of their player based on their site that claims HTML5 support as well. To be clear, this is great news. This is just the latest in a long string of changes for video on the web. The players from Google and Vimeo do present a pretty serious problem, though. HTML5: Hulu Says No, Muxtape Says Yes. Innovative music startup Muxtape has announced that its future lies in HTML5.
"I'm done with Flash," developer Justin Ouellette wrote this morning. Though a much smaller company, Muxtape's embrace of HTML5 is particularly notable as it happened on the same day that video portal Hulu said it was not going to support the new format any time soon. "HTML5 is great and does not require Steve Jobs' permission to run a competing music market," Muxtape wrote on its company blog.
"Running in Mobile Safari has other advantages, too," says Ouellette. "Since it's privileged by Apple to run in the background, you can listen to music and use pretty much any other app simultaneously. Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy. Apple and Microsoft are at it again. This time, though, the two archrivals find themselves on the same side (more or less) of a tremendously contentious issue: Which video format will be adopted as the standard for the Internet over the next five (or more) years? The answer from both companies is H.264.
Coincidentally, both Apple and Microsoft issued manifestos announcing that support last week. But how they continued that discussion with developers, partners, and customers is a very different story indeed. Steve Jobs’ Thoughts on Flash was published on Thursday morning, April 29, although the signature beneath the post simply reads “April, 2010.” On Thursday afternoon, almost lost in the media frenzy over Jobs’ remarks, Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of the Internet Explorer division, hit the publish button on a post titled HTML5 Video.
The future of the web is HTML5. … The HTML5 specification describes video support without specifying a particular video format. L'’HTML 5 va-t-il tuer flash ? Scribd CTO: “We Are Scrapping Flash And Betting The Company On H. Scribd Ramps Up Migration To HTML5; Scores Partnerships With For. We reported recently that online document sharing site Scribd will start to ditch Flash across its tens of millions of uploaded documents and convert them all to native HTML5 Web pages, another win for Apple in its battle against Flash.
Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt, Scribd CEO and co-founder Jared Friedman, is announcing that the startup has moved much of its content, including tens of millions of books, magazines, newspapers, presentations, research and more, to the HTML5 format. Friedman has told us that he believes HTML5 improves the reading experience, by allowing any document to become a Web page. “The possibilities are endless,” Friedman said in a statement. And the HTML5 format is able to bring the richness of fonts and graphics from documents to native Web pages. GUIMark 2: The rise of HTML5 « Craftymind. Posted by Sean Christmann Introduction Two years ago I had an itch that needed scratching. “RIA” was the future of the web and every major company seemed to have a solution to get us there. I developed the first version of GUIMark to not only get a good understanding of the respective technologies, but also to give my clients through EffectiveUI and everyone else something to actively gauge the rendering performance of the different runtimes.
HTML5 is Great for Mobile, Developers Say - ReadWriteStart. The iPad has been this week's media darling with active discussion about the device's merits, a look at how it fails to encourage AR innovation and of course, this morning's announcement of a developer fund.
Although it's exciting from a consumer standpoint, between the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now the iPad, application developers have their work cut out for them. While consumers may flock to the new tablet, the thought of locking more developers into the purgatory of the Apple approval process is one that few will celebrate. With the caveat that there is no current "write once, run anywhere" solution to app development, Director of Developer Relations at Palm Dion Almaer is betting on web-based apps and HTML 5 to solve some of our concerns. Says Almaer, "We can share a lot with the Web - take Gmail as an example.
There isn't a true iPhone app, and it doesn't need one. Internet mobile : 10 raisons de proposer une application plutôt. Avec le succès de l’iPhone et de l’écosystème qu’Apple a su créer et développer avec l’App Store, les éditeurs de sites web, marques et entreprises, se ruent sur les applications, dans lesquelles ils perçoivent un nouvel eldorado. Google Throws a Wrench Into the Native vs. Mobile Web App Debate. In the battle between mobile web and native mobile applications, access to local hardware like motion sensors and the phone's camera has traditionally been a major advantage held by native apps. One of many announcements made today at Google's I/O developer conference was about a still-forthcoming development in the Android mobile operating system: browser apps will be given access to local hardware capabilities. Mobile developers have expected this to happen for some time and now await details regarding which of the competing standards in development that Google will support.
Hopefully Google will support a standard implementation and not a proprietary system that would fragment the mobile web. Whatever Google does could well end up being baked into the Webkit core and could give hardware access to mobile apps on many more phones, including the iPhone. Specifically demonstrated today were web apps with access to the motion sensor, camera and to Google's incredible voice recognition. Apps vs. the Web. Pull the iPhone out of your pocket and look at the home screen. Likely, you’re seeing some well known brands on the web: Facebook, Flickr, and Google to name just a few. You’ll also see companies like Amazon, Target, and Walmart which sell a lot of products via the web. Issue № 312 Like you, these sites and companies know how to build an effective website using the latest and greatest web technologies.
Internet mobile : 10 raisons de proposer une version web mobile. Mon précédent billet sur le sujet a suscité de nombreuses réactions et une discussion argumentée et constructive. C’était prévisible, et je remercie tous ceux qui ont contribué à la conversation, ici mais aussi sur leur propre blog ou ailleurs (Twitter, Facebook…). Pour Steve Jobs, Flash est à oublier.
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Throw The. Questions pour Michael Chaize, évangéliste Adobe pour la Flash Platform. Après la colère de Steve Jobs, Adobe défend Flash contre le HTML. Adobe vole au secours du Flash, fustigé par Apple - Numerama. Dire que le format Flash a mauvaise presse du côté de Cupertino est un euphémisme. Lundi dernier, devant une partie des employés d'Apple, Steve Jobs aurait tenu des propos particulièrement mordants sur cette technologie : "quand un Mac plante, la plupart du temps, c'est à cause de Flash. Adobe sort-il des versions de Flash avec des bugs critiques conn. Apple prête à concurrencer Flash et Photoshop ? Microsoft n’embarquera pas Flash sur Internet Explorer 9. Les temps sont durs pour Adobe. Parallèlement à la croisade anti-flash de Steve Jobs, Microsoft a aussi son mot à dire dans la guerre des formats vidéo.