News tagged ‘HTML5’
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
Apple has just released the first beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan. The pre-release version of Apple’s browser for desktops is compatible with the latest OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, so if you have a compatible Mac, you can download the latest software and test it on your own machine right now.
Several weeks after the previous release, the guys from Cupertino have seeded three Safari betas to developers for testing, namely, Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3 and Safari 6.2.3. Each of these betas contains a wide number of stability and performance improvements as well as some new features.
Today, Amazon announced about optimization of the music store for Safari app on iOS devices. This move is the company's desire to dominate the digital music market.
"Since the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a top request from customers has been the ability to buy music from Amazon right from their devices. For the first time ever, iOS users have a way do that – now they can access Amazon’s huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music.
Launched this week, a new HTML5-based platform
AllThingsD reports that Facebook has released a rewritten iOS app that is considerably faster than the previous version. With increasing number of users accessing Facebook via mobile, the company considers that it is essential to have a fast mobile app.
Yesterday Apple released an easy to use tool called iBooks Author, which allows anyone (publishers and users) to create interactive iBooks with text, video, images and more. iBook Author can export projects in a number of different formats, including iBook format, PDF and text.
The iBooks (version 2) format is an improved format created by Apple based on ePub 3. At present, this iBook format will only work with Apple's iOS devices. Even so, Apple has restricted sales of any iBook formatted documents coming from iBooks Author to the App Store.
The reason probably is that Apple may simply not want to feed content to competing bookstores such as Amazon or Google.
Mobile carrier AT&T is running its annual Developer Summit in Las Vegas at CES 2012 and CEO Ralph De La Vega addressed around 2,500 visitors from 33 different countries. Explaining why AT&A holds this summit, he said:
“What’s good for developers is good for customers”.
Following the moves of Financial Times, Fortune and other companies taking advantages of using modern web technologies, a location based social network FourSquare is also focusing on using HTML5. For majority of the social apps found in the App Store, an elaborate HTML5 web app can work just as well as native apps.
Facebook is expected to launch its long-awaited iPad application at the media event that Apple is going to held on October 4th alongside iOS 5 and the next-generation iPhone 5.
Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4, Mashable has learned. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.
Apple and Facebook worked together to integrate Facebook into iOS but due to disagreement, final release of the application was postponed. Now the companies seem to reach consensus. Last week, Robert Scoble also revealed that he had heard that Facebook would be releasing its iPad app at Apple's event on October 4th. Facebook is also likely to introduce a revamped iPhone application.
Mozilla states that web apps will soon provide end users with a comparable to native apps experience and will represent better alternative for developers.
“We are aiming at providing all the necessary APIs to build a basic HTML5 phone experience within the next 3-6 months”
According to a new report, Apple knows and is ready to lend "minor support" to Facebook’s web application platform "Project Spartan" based on HTML5, even after Facebook has attempted to understate rumors about this project.
The most popular social network Facebook secretly works on delivering its own app store to the iOS devices. Its name is Project Spartan, and its bold goal is to create an HTML5 front end for all of Facebook’s applications on any Apple device with no Flash required.
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