HTML5 and IE10 is here!
Hyper Text Markup Language, commonly known as HTML, is the primary ‘language’ used to write content on websites. Every single website on the Internet has at least some HTML included in its source code. HTML5 is the 5th revision of this standard and its release promises to bring with it great enhancements to the way in which websites are structured by developers and enjoyed by users.
Most of the top browsers are gearing up for HTML5 – and so is Microsoft. Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Developer preview was released as part of the new Windows 8 Developer Preview in September this year and aims to be 100% compatible with the new features of HTML5.
Microsoft is taking HTML5 very seriously, and is one of the many big vendors pushing the new standard as can be seen from the recently released Bing for Mobile hybrid application for their Windows Phone 7.5 operating system.
“Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps will allow users to get a consistent experience across all platforms because the core Bing app is written in HTML5 and will be essentially the same across all native clients and the web.” – GIGAOM
Standard ERP and CRM Experience:
The fact that the same user experience can be delivered across device and across platform is probably the biggest reason for companies to standardize on HTML5. Any web based application, including Web based ERP and CRM, will give users the same experience, independent of the type of device or platform the application is accessed from.
Some of the major new functionality developers can now benefit from are:
Can be used for rendering graphs, game graphics or other visual images on the fly. All done without having to rely on plug-ins like Flash and Silverlight.
This will become the standard and will again replace the need for plug-ins like Apple QuickTune, Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.
Enable location aware applications by making use of the HTML5. HTML5 will get location information from Wifi towers and GPS.
Offline web applications
Enable users to continue interacting with web applications and documents even when their network connection is unavailable. Users will for example be able to access email offline without the need to install an external client.