The future of Progressive Web Apps
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Back in 2012, Max Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Ionic, developed his company’s open source framework for cross-platform apps with the foresight that the web would be the future of how apps were built. Six years later, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are gaining traction as brands like Starbucks, Twitter and Pinterest have reported significant uptick in engagement upon replac...
CSHTML5 released to build HTML5 Apps with C-Sharp
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
C#/XAML for HTML5 just entered the last stage of development before its 1.0 milestone. Known as CSHTML5, this Visual Studio extension will be released by Userware on Feb 26 as a Release Candidate, providing developers with a new way to develop web apps.Developers are now able to use C# and XAML to write apps that run in the browser. Absolutely no knowledge of HTML5 or J...
W3Cx celebrates enrollment of over 400k students in their MOOCs
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that it has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). W3Cx is the result of a successful partnership with edX, a nonprofit online learning platform, fo...
Appmobi Adds Enterprise Grade Security to Native Apps
Friday, March 18, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Appmobi has launched Appmobi Native Support, an all-in-one solution that adds enterprise-grade security at the code level to both new and existing native iOS, Android and Windows Phone mobile apps. Appmobi offers a platform dedicated to providing enterprise-grade security to native and Cordova-based HTML5 apps. The Appmobi Secure Mobile Platform integrates and work...
Appmobi and Intel Partner to Offer Enterprise HTML5 and Cordova Based Apps
Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Appmobi has announced the integration of its SaaS solution, Appmobi Secure Mobile Platform, with the Intel’s XDK. The new Appmobi plug-in with the Intel XDK allows Intel developers to build secure enterprise-grade hybrid HTML5 and Cordova-based mobile applications. The service is free for up to 500 devices and can be transitioned to private stack services.Appmobi specia...
Appery Hybrid Apps Can Now Get Automatic Updates Without Resubmitting
Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Developers who use Appery’s App Builder platform to create HTML5 hybrid apps will no longer have to resubmit updated apps to the app stores due to the platform’s new Automatic App Update capability. Appery’s App Builder offers a cross-platform mobile development environment with a single codebase for creating mobile and responsive apps that run on all major device ...
New Release of Sencha Space Offers Offline Application Support
Monday, February 23, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Sencha has released Sencha Space 1.3, the latest version of its application management platform which provides the ability to deploy business applications to desktops, tablets, and smartphones in a secure web application environment that encrypts and segregates proprietary apps and data on the device. Space consists of two parts:- An app that end users download and...
Developers Can Create HTML5 and Native Content for New Ubuntu Phone
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Richard Harris
Canonical has announced the first phone running the open source OS Ubuntu, the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which is available in limited quantities in Europe from the Spanish device maker BQ. Availability of the phone will be announced through @Ubuntu and @bqreaders on Twitter as well as Ubuntu G+ and Ubuntu Facebook.The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition abandons the app mod...
New Extension for Visual Studio Released to Create HTML5 Apps Using C# and XAML
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Richard Harris
A new extension for Visual Studio has been released in beta that allows developers to create cross-platform HTML5 applications exclusively using C# and XAML. The extension, which is named "C#/XAML for HTML5", is available in beta for free to the first 5000 developers who sign up.The tool is designed for the developers who use Microsoft languages and tools (C#,...
ComponentOne Releases New Suite of Data and UI Controls for Microsoft Visual Studio
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, has released ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2014 v2, a suite of data and UI controls for Microsoft Visual Studio, including Windows Desktop, Windows Store, and HTML5. The highlights of the 2014 v2 release include new and enhanced data visualization controls for the Web and new controls for the Windows Store to help d...
Mozilla’s WebIDE Offers Developers In Browser Building and Editing Features to Create HTML5 Apps
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Mozilla is adding in-browser editing features across devices with WebIDE, built directly into Firefox, providing a functioning blueprint app and tools needed create, edit, and test a new Web application right from a browser. WebIDE provides the ability to install and test apps on Firefox OS devices and simulators and integrates the Firefox Developer Tools...
Ionic ngCordova Open source AngularJS Services and Extensions for HTML5 Apps
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Ionic offers a free and open source library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building HTML5 apps. Ionic has recently announced ngCordova, an open-source collection of AngularJS services and extensions that allow the use of Cordova plugins and native features in hybrid apps.With ngCordova, instead of calling Cordova plugins directly and having to figur...
Sencha Takes GXT 3.1 for Creating HTML5 Apps Out of Beta
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
As we reported a couple of months ago with its beta introduction, GXT 3.1 is an enterprise-class UI framework for building web-based apps with Java. And now Sencha has announced that it has taken GXT 3.1 out of beta. GXT 3.1 offers a new Theme Builder tool and support for Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2.6 which allows developers to create apps using HTML5...
AppGyver to Launch HTML5 Composer to Bootstrap Steroids Apps
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
AppGyver will make available its new Composer platform on May 20 allowing developers to bootstrap Steroids HTML5 apps in under 15 minutes.Features of Composer Include:Build service validations and UI updates: The Build Service UI has been updated for increased usability. It also now does some basic validation for build configurations client-side, helping catch...
How to Make Business Apps Without the Need to Code
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Alex Bakman
Today over 90% of Americans who own a smartphone while close to half own a tablet. These mobile devices have become the de facto standard devices used in virtually all aspects of our lives today displacing our dependence on laptop and desktop computers. There is, however, a major dilemma taking place in this transition which we have witnessed before. When the IBM ...
May 2014 Issue of ADM is Here!
Friday, May 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Okay first a little gloating, I'm proud to announce the 12 issue of App Developer Magazine, May 2014! The issue is over 80 pages and contains some excellent resources including everything from using Facebook to help promote your app, to knowing where to invest in the mobile industry, it's all right here!Here is the complete lineup:FEATURESGuide: Using Facebook To G...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Sencha Space – Solving BYOD with Cross Platform Management to Build and Deploy Secure Mobile HTML5 Apps
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Nicholas Harlow
With more and more enterprises adopting BYOD policies, the challenge for IT departments has become how to manage personal and professional applications on the same device, making sure company information is secure without infringing upon personal privacy. The importance of this issue will only grow as mobility becomes an even greater fixture in the enterprise.At Sencha,...
New Version of Ludei CocoonJS Provides PhoneGap Alternative for Developers to Compile HTML5 Apps
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Ludie has announced CocoonJS 2.0, the latest version of its platform which allows developers to compile HTML5 apps.With CocoonJS 2.0 developers can compile their project in the Canvas+, Ludie’s accelerated canvas to accelerate a game, or WebView+, the Chromium-based WebView able to run DOM-based games and apps. This allows developers to take advantage of each ...
Tizen App Challenge Winners Announced
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
Tizen has announced the winners of the Tizen App Challenge, a contest that awarded over $4M in prizes to app developers. 54 prizes were awarded to top ranked Tizen apps across 9 categories. In addition, the top rated HTML5 apps received $50,000 each.Roughly half of the submissions were HTML5 and the other half were native. In a survey of contestants, a third o...
New HP Access Catalog Joins the Growing Ranks of Enterprise App Store Solutions
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
You won’t see the folks at Microsoft jumping up and down regarding the announcement by HP of its new Access Catalog service, which can include iOS, Android and HTML5 apps, but not Microsoft and Blackberry.HP’s enterprise app store joins a growing number of companies including Good Technology and others offering private app store services for enterprises. HP’s ...
5 Reasons HTML5 is Right for You and Your Next App
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Dmitry Sergeev
comes to creating an app, many developers choose the iOS or Android path to
market. However, these shouldn’t be the
only options that are considered. HTML5 is picking up steam worldwide and for
good reason. It provides many benefits for developers that native apps simply
don’t have – from the development process down to the user acquisition stage.
Original Intel HTML5 Web App XDK to Disappear in February
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
A number of big tech companies are seeking the holy grail of an HTML5 web app mobile platform that will unseat Apple and Google. Intel is one of these, and they are busily working to update their offering as recently outlined by Joe Wolf, Product Manager for the Intel XDK.From a blog post by Joe, “We intend to end-of-life the original Intel XDK (originally called t...
The Future of PhoneGap
Saturday, December 28, 2013 by Marko Lehtimaki
current owner of the popular HTML5 hybrid app framework PhoneGap, has
traditionally focused on the creation of multimedia and creativity software
products. In more recent years, Adobe has been betting heavily on HTML5. It
remains that creative professionals are Adobe’s bread and butter, and this
focus sometimes requires product decisions which might not ...
Gizmox Launches Visual WebGui Version 7 to Develop HTML5 Apps Using C#
Monday, December 23, 2013 by Richard Harris
Gizmox has announced the availability of Visual WebGui Version 7 which includes a new mobile feature set, an assessment tool for analyzing legacy desktop apps, and integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.
Visual WebGui allows Visual Studio developers to create HTML5 apps using only C# and visual designers, with no need to learn new programming languages...
FileMaker Introduces FileMaker 13 Enterprise Development Platform for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the Web
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Ron Beaman
FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, publishes enterprise software solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker 13 is an HTML5 browser-based technology and the software’s new enhancements allow the platform to provide additional support for native iOS behaviors as well as offering new features to speed data capture.
Updates to FileMaker 13 include new way...
Sencha Encourages App Developers to Provide Feedback on Sencha Architect 3 Release Candidate
Saturday, November 2, 2013 by Richard Harris
Sencha has announced the availability of the Sencha Architect 3 Release Candidate, as it continues towards its full release of the product. During SenchaCon 2013, the company provided a limited preview of Architect 3, a visual HTML5 app builder, and made it publically available soon after. Included in the early implementations were new features like...
Intel Announces XDK NEW HTML5 Cross platform Toolkit at HTML5DevCon
Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
Intel continues its push towards HTML5 development with the announcement of its new XDK NEW HTML5 Cross-platform Toolkit. The news was made at the HTML5DevCon event where Intel vice president Christos Georgiopoulos made the announcement.
The new toolkit for web and hybrid apps will help allow developers to create HTML5 apps and shorten time from idea to app store. Enha...
Big Week for App Developer Events
Monday, October 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
It’s a big week for app developer conferences. Apps World Europe is kicking off in London tomorrow, October 22, and on the same day the HTML5 Developers Conference will begin in San Francisco.
Apps World has become a huge affair, with an almost Disney World like array of exhibits, speakers, seminars and more. It’s a catch-all of everything app related where the center ...
Amazon “App Store Developer Select Program” Recruits HD Optimized Apps
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Want 500,000 free mobile ad impressions? Amazon is offering just that as it continues its push to recruit app developers with its recently announced Appstore Developer Select program.
Developers who submit qualifying apps receive enhanced services including 500,000 free mobile ad impressions across the Amazon Mobile Ad Network, participation in the Amazon Coins Reward...
Mozilla Temps App Developers With Round 2 of Free Firefox Phones
Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In May Mozilla launched the Phones for Apps for Firefox OS to encourage app developers to port their HTML5 apps to the Firefox platform. The free Geeksphone Keon phone program maxed out and many developers were unable to get a free phone.
Mozilla has restocked its phone inventory and is again enticing developers to port their current HTML5 app. The company is not guara...
Cross Platform App Development Where, What and Do You Need it
Monday, August 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
The problem of cross-platform development is as old as computer programming itself. Cross-platform software can be divided into two types. One requires individual building or compilation for each platform that it supports, and the other can be directly run on any platform without special preparation, e.g. software written just once in an interpreted language for which t...
$4 Million Tizen App Challenge Announced
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
There is some serious cheese out there for developers to compete for in the $4 million (US funds) Tizen App Challenge. Developers can compete for 54 prizes in nine categories. Backed by Samsung Electronics and Intel, the Tizen operating system is an HTML5 environment created to compete with other app ecosystems. In a related story, CNET reports that Samsung has del...
Sencha and Rackspace Collaborate to Drive Mobile Application Market
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
Sencha Joins Rackspace Mobile Application Developer Ecosystem; Rackspace to Sponsor SenchaCon 2013REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sencha, the leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications, today announced that they have joined forces with Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, to make it even easier for developers to bu...
Fortumo Launches Payments on Windows Phone
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Richard Harris
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today mobile payments provider Fortumo launched in-app payments for Windows Phone, making it the only third-party payment provider on Microsoft platforms with support for cross-device integration of payments on Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone.“Our goal is to help developers who are making the move to Windows Phone e...