We want to prove to the world that 2013 is the year of the HTML5 App, and what better way to do this than to have a little friendly competition for some cash, gadgets, and glory!
When we started what became Sencha, we made a bet on the web: a bet that modern application development didn’t need anything except the browser, a great set of frameworks and a great set of tools. With those three weapons in hand, we knew developers could build applications that would delight users.
The state of HTML5 is strong today, with five modern HTML5 browsers to choose from, all with very complete HTML5 and CSS3 implementations. In this article, Sencha CEO Michael Mullany takes a look at HTML5 progress since it entered the mainstream almost three years ago.
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.
This week, we’ve been putting both the iPad gen 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces to see how they stack up as HTML5 platforms.
Today we’re releasing the Sencha Touch oData Connector for SAP, available on the Sencha Market. We’ve partnered with SAP to make it easier for SAP customers to build HTML5 applications using Sencha Touch. We announced our partnership with SAP earlier this year and have been working actively with SAP to build this shared capability to make it easy for developers to quickly build rich mobile enterprise applications.
Last month, RIM released OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. We were already very impressed with the PlayBook 1.0 browser, and we were anticipating more, new and better. We put it through our HTML5 test wringer, and were pleased to find that the PlayBook 2.0 browser is an excellent upgrade, adding new features and upgraded performance in several areas. Notably, it features the first HTML5 color picker input type that we’ve seen on mobile, advanced SVG filters as well as a perfect Acid 3 score.
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.
Today we’re releasing Sencha Touch 2 Beta 3 with expanded device and browser support. Beta 3 is expected to be the final beta release and a drop-in replacement for Beta 2. While everything is detailed in the release notes, the most notable changes in b3 are improvements in application dependency management and several performance improvements.