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Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

November 20, 2012 | Donovan Erba

We recently conducted a survey to our developer community about the impact that today’s multi-device world has on businesses and application development. Over 1,400 developers, managers, and IT execs responded and shared their insights on a variety of topics, including Windows Phone 8, Apple’s iOS 6, and the challenges of IT in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world.

A Survey of JavaScript Timers on Mobile

A Survey of JavaScript Timers on Mobile

July 16, 2012 | Michael Mullany

Desktop browsers have had high resolution, high consistency JavaScript timers for the last few years. As a result, many web developers have become used to creating production-quality animations using zero-second callbacks via setTimeOut() and setInterval(). However, on mobile devices, this style of animation programming can have subpar performance and consistency – we wondered if it was due to poorer timer implementations. We researched the issue and found that while older Androids and iPods have noticeably poorer timer implementations than desktop browsers, the most recent Android and iOS tablets and phones seem to have mostly caught up.

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

March 30, 2012 | Aditya Bansod

Our HTML5 scorecard typically focuses on what HTML5 developers need to consider when developing for a platform or mobile operating system. Both iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 are significant updates in the Apple ecosystem, and they impact HTML5 developers. In today’s HTML5 scorecard we’ll look at them independently, explore a few of the issues we found and give developers some guidance on how to work both the new iPad and with iOS 5.1.

Apple iOS 5: HTML5 Developer Scorecard

Apple iOS 5: HTML5 Developer Scorecard

November 04, 2011 | Aditya Bansod

Whenever a new device or mobile operating system comes out, we do a HTML5 Developer Scorecard, to help folks who are building mobile web apps understand how to take advantage of these new devices. Today, we look at HTML5 on Apple’s iOS 5.

A Web Developer’s Wishlist for iOS 5

A Web Developer’s Wishlist for iOS 5

May 26, 2011 | James Pearce

With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 just a few weeks away, we thought it would be a good time to think about what they might announce at the sold-out event. We take a look at Mobile Safari from a web developer’s perspective to see what it needs to stay on top of the heap.