Tag Archives: HTML5

HTML5 offline app capabilities now added to m-Power

AnnouncementI’m happy to share that we’ve recently added HTML5 offline application capabilities to m-Power! Using the HTML5 offline storage feature, we’ve converted all mobile m-Power templates into offline-ready templates.

Why is this so important?

Let me quickly explain: In the “Native app vs. Mobile web app” debate, the mobile web approach has always provided the most bang for your buck. Mobile web apps that work across all platforms (present and future) are typically more attractive to businesses than native apps that only work on a single platform.

photo credit: William Hook via photopin cc

photo credit: William Hook via photopin cc

However, while the native approach has always been more expensive and time consuming, it offered a benefit that mobile web apps couldn’t match: the ability to function without an internet connection. For many companies, this feature is an absolute necessity. For example:
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What is HTML5 and how does it help?

EducationOver the last couple of years, HTML5 has dominated the tech headlines. Set to become the new standard in 2014, this buzz will only grow louder in the months and weeks leading up to that time. The only problem: HTML5 is still surrounded with misinformation.

Everyone wants HTML5, but outside the developer world, few actually know what it is. Some view it as a brand new tech trend. Others think they’ll need to convert their current applications to HTML5. Still others equate HTML5 with mobile web apps. In reality, none of that is accurate.

HTML5Today, let’s clear up some of the confusion. In this article, I’ll walk you through a high-level overview of HTML5 and briefly explain some of its most important features. Hopefully, this provides you a clearer picture of the new HTML standard, and helps you better understand how it can help your company. Sound good? Let’s get started:
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Do you believe these common HTML5 myths?

EducationThe misinformation surrounding HTML5 has reached new levels.

Last week, I saw a Linkedin discussion thread that referred to HTML5 as “a strategy.” Now, the discussion actually centered around the idea that mobile web apps are a better strategy than native apps for business. I completely agree with that statement.

However, HTML5 is not a strategy.

Here’s what’s happening: As HTML5 becomes more popular, the misinformation surrounding this new standard grows. It’s become a catch-all phrase for the mobile web, and its features and capabilities are widely misunderstood.

The problem: Everyone wants HTML5, but they’re not quite sure what it is.

Today, let’s clear up some of that confusion. I’ve compiled some of the most common misconceptions surrounding HTML5 today, and explained why they’re false. How many of these do you believe? Continue reading

Weekly recap: How developers can stand out at work, bad mobile apps, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on helping developers stand out at work, social BI, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Social Intelligence: The new frontier for BI
As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, Business Intelligence is moving beyond your database. Social sites, forums, and blogs often contain a wealth of information about your company. The next big push in BI will involve harvesting this social data. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 critical ERP upgrade mistakes, evolution of enterprise software, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on critical ERP upgrade mistakes, the evolution of enterprise software, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Evolution of enterprise software
Enterprise applications are changing. Giant, confusing enterprise apps are being replaced with simple, web-based applications. Companies who still use outdated enterprise apps must figure out a way to transition to modern web apps without disrupting business. Continue reading

Weekly Recap: How to avoid mobile app failure, hidden HTML5 tags, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on avoiding mobile app failure, hidden HTML5 tags, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Hidden HTML5 tags every web developer should know
If you’re a web developer or designer, HTML5 puts some great new attributes and elements at your disposal. While you may be familiar with some of the more popular new tags, here are some little-known capabilities that might prove quite useful. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 things to improve application development, HTML5 tutorials, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on how to improve application development, HTML5 tutorials, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Mobile developers look to cross platform development tools
A recent report highlights the current trends in mobile application development. As it turns out, developers are turning to tools that let them build one application for all platforms, rather than building separate applications for each platform. Continue reading

Weekly recap: Tech upgrades that make your business run faster, the first step on legacy code, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the first steps of legacy modernization, tech upgrades to improve your business, and more. I hope you find them useful:

First step on legacy code: Classifying
The difficulty with modernizing legacy applications is understanding which code to keep and which to replace. Some code might be essential to your company, while other code must be replaced ASAP. This article outlines the steps for classifying your legacy code before a modernization project. Continue reading