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I’ll be participating in writing a new book on the enterprise development with HTML5. At this point we have created only the first cut of mind map that includes a TOC with very brief description of the chapters. This is a work in progress and every bit of it may change. But the main idea is that we’re going to build a sample Web site Save a Child and will describe and comment on this process Everything is a work in progress and subject to change. So far we haven’t submitted an official proposal to any book publisher yet, but we will. Below is the text as it was exported by MindMeister. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Part 1. Desktop Ch1. HTML5 and its New APIs Provide a brief overview of all APIs that are included in HTML5 spec (Web Storage, WebSQL, Web Sockets, Web Workers). List the browsers supporting HTML5. Is it safe to start an HTML5 project since not all... (more)

SYS-CON Announces "iPad Summit" Colocated with "Cloud Expo" in Silicon Valley

iPad on Ulitzer Cloud Computing Expo - The debut of the iPad promises significant opportunities well beyond just Apple. The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports In-Stat. Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries and displays, as well. iPad Summit and iPad Expo by SYS-CON Events SYS-CON Events announced on Monday that the first International "iPad Summit" (www.ipadsummit.net), will take place November 1, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The Summit is co-located with the 7th international Cloud Expo and the 10th international Virtualization Conference & Expo (November 1-4, 2010). The iPad Summit is an intensive and content-rich one-day program designed to satisfy the growing hunger among s... (more)

What's New in HTML5

When it comes to mobile HTML5 performance, Apple’s iOS platform far surpasses the Android, according to a recent study from Spaceport. Read original content The TeamLab Document Editor, which is the first online HTML5 word processor, makes use of all the HTML5 features, according to developer Ascensio System SIA. Read original content Adobe has introduced Shadow, a new tool for the inspection and preview of customized websites for mobile devices. The HTML5 friendly tool allows developers to “remotely control and inspect Web pages in multiple phones and tablets simultaneously.” Read original content According to a new study from IT staffing firm Bluewolf, demand and salaries are on the rise (up 200 percent) for developers with knowledge of HTML5, iPhone, iPad, and Android applications. Read original content Tether has introduced a new HTML5 web app which allows users to... (more)

Big Data, Small Screens

Yesterday, I nearly drowned in a sea of extraneous data. In just one hour during an important conference call, my laptop overflowed with 300 e-mails from an email thread I frankly didn’t care about. Imagine how much time I could have saved if my system knew I was unavailable, and sent me only the two notifications I truly needed: That the customer I was on the call with owed us an invoice, and that my next appointment was delayed by half an hour. Clearly, enterprise users need an easy and intuitive way to parse all their data into a useful context. Just as clearly, they also need to have the right information delivered to them at the right time, on the right device. These days, that device is likely to be mobile — be it laptop, smartphone or tablet — as sales of desktop computers erode and enterprises increasingly accommodate tablets in the workplace. I say it’s ti... (more)

Five Questions Around Big Data

Data is the new currency of business and we are in the era of data-intensive computing. Much has been written on Big Data throughout 2012 and customers around the world are struggling to figure out its significance to their businesses. Someone said there are 3 I’s to Big Data Immediate (I must do something right away) Intimidating (what will happen if I don’t take advantage of Big Data) Ill-defined (the term is so broad that I’m not clear what it means). In this blog post, I would like to pose five key questions that customers must find answers to with regards to Big Data. So here goes. 1. Do I understand my data and do I have a data strategy? There are varieties of data – customer transaction data, operational data, documents/emails and other unstructured data, clickstream data, sensor data, audio streams, video streams, etc. Do I have a clear understanding the 3V’s ... (more)

Jobs Has a Few Words for Google & Adobe & They Ain’t Pretty: Reports

"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary. Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of the Android phone. Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying. Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (more)

What's New in HTML5

SAP has become a big advocate of HTML5 for enterprise mobility.  Many of their recently announced partnerships with mobile vendors include strong endorsements of HTML5.  I also see HTML5 playing a very important role for mobile applications developed in house.  It is very hard to justify creating native applications for all platforms when you are only distributing the mobile apps internally.  The economies of scale that mobility vendors can receive, are often not possible when developing for internal customers. Information visualization firm Periscopic has worked on a number of HTML5 sites developed for the iPad. They found that switching from Flash to HTML5 was not as bad as they feared.  Read original content Sencha reviewed Apple’s new iPad and iOS 5.1 and results of the HTML5 Scorecard indicated the new product and OS were a “mixed bag at best and a disappointment... (more)

Apple and Samsung to Take Stab at Settling

Apple and Samsung, the two leaders in mobile devices now suing each other in nine countries over Android, have agreed to sit down and try to settle a couple of US patent suits ahead of a trial due to start in late July. It's not their idea. It's the idea of federal court judge Lucy Koh, who drew the two Apple v Samsung patent infringement lawsuits, according to the FOSS Patents blog, which has been diligently following all the litigation. To at least look cooperative, the companies agreed to send their respective CEOs Tim Cook and Gee-Sung Choi along with their chief counsels to the San Francisco courthouse sometime in the next 90 days for settlement talks mediated by Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero. FOSS Patents makes the observation that Oracle and Google obliged the court twice with such sit-downs but they're now trying to prove their points to a jury. Judge Koh m... (more)

Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP by SAP Press

SAP Press has just published a new book titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP that I recommend reading.  It is the best I have read.  I had the honor of being asked to write the Forward for this book along with Sanjay Poonen, SAP President and Corporate Offier, Technology and Innovation Products. Here is an excerpt: Enterprise mobility is transformational. It is not just about a particular mobile device, screen size, operating system or online application store. It is a new way of conducting business that demands our attention. Companies will succeed or fail based in large part on their ability to respond to this reality. Within the pages of this book are detailed many of the most important enterprise mobility trends and technical requirements that are shaping our IT landscapes today. Nearly all of us easily recognize and appreciate the value and utility of th... (more)

iPhone 4S/4/3Gs iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak and Unlock Solution Available

http://www.EasyUnlockiPhone.net reveals that its tool can jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs and iPad 2 the latest iOS 5.1.1. Once the jailbreak and unlock for iOS 5.1.1 is complete the iPhone/iPad will have the Cydia application installed. Cydia is a software application for iOS that enables a user to find and install software packages (including apps, interface customizations, and system extensions) on a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Cydia is the main independent third-party digital distribution platform for software on iOS. http://www.EasyUnlockiPhone.net was formed in mid 2008 and has successfully jailbroken over 250,000 iPhones worldwide. This is unparalleled by any other service in the industry. They have achieved this by combining a very simple solution with a fantastic customer service department that is available 24/7 through many forms of ... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 13, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly According to Buzz Marketing Group, the days of Apple dominating the hands of the teen crowd have come to an end. Other newer models such as the Samsung Galaxy or Microsoft Surface are gradually winning over younger generations tired of the repetitive Apple formula, Forbes reports.  Read Original Content Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market, but Tizen is rising to ... (more)