Posts tagged html5
I just stumbled upon this infographic by @paulrouget that explains the differences between Mozilla Firefox (4) and the just released Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. I have to say, that I was pretty excited about this new IE version, because I thought that maybe finally the headaches over IE compatibility will start to fade away. But after reading through all those information I am very disappointed. For instance they still didn’t implement simple CSS stuff like text-shadow? Seriously?! (And I’m not even talking about transitions, gradients or HTML5 history API)
Click here to see the graphic as an HTML document with clickable links to all the test sources.
When will Microsoft wake up and get their act together? Is there really any incentive in releasing a browser that lacks so far behind? Especially when they already acknowledged that their older products (IE7 & IE8) are lacking most of the modern web technologies and thus they needed to release IE9.
Thanks to @malde for sharing this in Google Reader!
- Google Announces API Console
The new Google API Console lets you manage your API uses across all your applications and websites.
- iOS 4.2 Gold Master release seeded to developers
iOS 4.2 has gone Gold Master and can be used by all iOS developers to create consistent apps across iPhones, iPod touches & iPads.
Apple urges to submit new iOS 4.2 apps soon, so they are available in the app store, once the software update gets pushed to all the devices.
- eBay + Paypal + Facebook Connect = Group Gift-Buying
In an attempt to capitalize on the rise of social commerce, online auction behemoth eBay launched its Group Gifts service today, enabling users to source the power of their social networks to collectively purchase gifts.
- Video comparison between HTC 7 Trophy (left) and the Samsung Omnia 7 (right)
- Internet Explorer 9 just beat everyone in HTML5 compliance
Internet Explorer 9 just beat Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari in a compliance test.
- Microsoft unveils new IE9 Developer Preview and Test Drive site
Microsoft is continuing to push on its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) project, hoping to continue early momentum that has brought some new sheen to the venerable brand.
The company is releasing a new Developer Preview, the 6th for IE9, and a new Test Drive website to allow the masses to interact with the underlying technology of the browser without committing to using it.
- New in Google Maps for Android: Updated reviews, search filters, and Latitude real-time updating
Google has announced a new set of features for Google Maps for Android, allowing smartphone users to search for Place reviews, change specific filters on search results and update their Latitude locations in real-time.
- Twitter Debuts Official App for Windows Phone
Twitter has just announced an official mobile app for Windows Phone. The application is available immediately for all Windows Phone 7 devices.
Twitter also says this app is particularly fast and brings users “all of the features that you’d expect from Twitter.”
- Electrostatic feedback: how future touchscreens might shock us
Toshiba and Senseng have developed a prototype of an electrostatic variant of vibrotactile feedback for touchscreens – in other words, they’ve developed a way for users of smartphones, tablets and other touchscreens to get tactile feedback from their devices using static.
- Flickr Now Lets You Sign Up With Your Google Account
Flickr announced today that Google would be its first partner in its introduction of OpenID for new account signups. Starting today, anyone can sign up for a new Flickr account using their Google account.
- Adobe Demos Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool
When we talked to Adobe’s Paul Gubbay about how the company sees Flash and HTML5, he made it clear that Adobe is very interested in supporting both platforms.
At Adobe’s MAX conference the other night, that message was made manifest with a live demonstration of a Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, which is currently in the works. The tool is incredibly impressive in that it can convert full Flash animation into HTML5 on the fly.
- Myspace Accused Of Ripping Off Stealth Startup Pinterest
This morning Pinterest co-founders Ben Silberman, Paul Sciarra and Yashwanth Nelapati woke up to a barrage of tweets, “So @myspace has completely ripped off @pinterest. It really pisses me off when an old, tired hack tries to undermine hardworking inovators. [sic]“ Myspace revealed its new redesign last night and Pinterest users quickly picked up on the similarities between the two site aesthetics, leading to an intense Twitter debate.
- Sencha Takes On Flash With HTML5 Animator
Sencha is making a big bet on HTML5. The company, which was formerly known as Ext JS, raised a hefty $14 million round led by Sequoia Capital in June. Since then it has been perfecting its HTML5 framework Sencha Touch — a framework that lets you build mobile web apps for iOS and Android that feel almost native and are also cross-platform. And today, the company is adding another big addition to its product suite: Sencha Animator.
- Flickr takes a Twitter cue; introduces suggested friends and Facebook contacts
Given that, from the start, Flickr was intended to be a social photo sharing platform, the latest move from the company comes as no surprise.
According to the Flickr blog, the site is introducing a People You May Know feature.
- Apple holding “secret summit” with select iOS devs next week
Business Insider is reporting that Apple is set to hold a secret iOS developer summit next week. The event apparently begins next Tuesday and will run for three days. While Business Insider doesn’t have any firm details yet, they speculate that the purpose of the summit is to improve the quality of apps on iOS devices in order to stave off competition from Google’s Android App Store.
- Google makes some design changes to Gmail in mobile Safari
The first change is a that scrolling now mimics the speed of your swiping on the screen, making longer messages easier to read through. The second change is that the toolbars within Gmail are now locked while you scroll (they used to appear after you were finished scrolling).
This is the first post of what I plan to make a recurring feature on this blog. Each day I will try to assemble a post with interesting news that pop up in my newsfeed.
So here it goes…
- Police force tweets emergency calls, scores Twitter hit [TNW UK]
A UK police force has scored a major hit today by tweeting every single 999 emergency call it receives over a 24-hour period.
- TED Brings “Ideas Worth Spreading” to the iPad
The free app [iTunes link] provides a more convenient and engaging experience for viewing TED’s streaming library of nearly 800 video presentations on the device. Users can browse videos by date, popularity and keyword.
- 4 Game-Changing Trends in Web App Design
…web apps are driven by trends, and trends move fast. So if you’re slaving away on a mobile app, here are four trends that you might want to consider before coding yourself into irrelevance.
- Google Grows Revenues 23 Percent In Third Quarter
Revenues jumped 23 percent to $7.3 billion. Net income was up 18 percent to $2.2 billion.
- Another trend that keeps popping up in the last weeks is QR Codes
This technology has actually been around for quite some time already and I always kept wondering when developers would start to use it more thoroughly in their solutions.
- RedLaser Now Scans QR Codes
- With Their Own QR Code Trick, Bit.ly Eats Google’s Balls
- Paperlinks Brings QR Codes To Event Invitations
- Goo.gl’s Awesome Easter Egg To Instantly Turn Any Link Into A QR Code
- QR Code Generator and DataMatrix Barcode Generator
- QR Code Generator Creates Smartphone-Friendly Barcodes from Chrome
- HOW TO: Create and Deploy Your Own QR Codes