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TeleNav Scout for Apps brings web-based HTML 5 navigation to light

TeleNav Scout for Apps brings web-based HTML 5 navigation to light

This week the folks at TeleNav have brought forth their newest force in GPS navigation: Scout with HTML 5 powered web-based navigation. This system will allow users to navigate the United States without downloading an application and will allow users to continue turn-by-turn navigation and directions without leaving the application they're in. Voice-guided navigation was never easier for users now with app developers on the cuff of innovation, thanks to TeleNav!

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RIM pushes HTML5 apps amid Canada user exodus

RIM pushes HTML5 apps amid Canada user exodus

RIM has turned to courting HTML5-curious developers as a stopgap solution to slumping BlackBerry sales in Canada and elsewhere, arguing the case for universal webapps to counter coder apathy. BlackBerry marketshare in Canada - not RIM's biggest single market, but meaningful as it is the firm's home turf - has dipped below iPhone levels this week, hand in hand with decreasing levels of developer interest as BlackBerry 10's late 2012 launch looks unpalatably distant. That's prompted a charm offensive by RIM code champions, pushing HTML5 development as preferable to native code.

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iOS touted 3X faster in HTML Game Performance than Android by Spaceport

iOS touted 3X faster in HTML Game Performance than Android by Spaceport

In a report which comes from a company presenting a mobile gaming engine supporting vector graphics, it seems that HTML5 gaming performance has been rated 3X faster than Android on the whole. In addition to this, the report from this group, Spaceport, found at http://spaceport.io/, shows that the iPad 2 is the top device in the industry rated on its ability to work with HTML5-based games. Browsers coming with each of the selected entrants into this test were displayed in Spaceport's "PerfMarks report" and rated one by one, iOS devices out-performing Android competitors in essentially all cases.

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Mozilla takes on Apple, Android with Open Web apps

Mozilla takes on Apple, Android with Open Web apps

Firefox creator Mozilla has revealed its plans to take on the closed ecosystems of Apple, Google and others, challenging developers to consider the entire web as their potential marketplace, not just the App Store or Android Market. Outlined in the non-profit foundation's 2012 roadmap, Mozilla aims to "enable web apps that rival native [code]"; "The Web must be made easier to develop for than proprietary platforms" the organization insists, as well as revealing plans to broaden the existing Mozilla Marketplace to a range of devices.

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YouTube finally gets 1080p support for HTML5, testing Flash features

YouTube finally gets 1080p support for HTML5, testing Flash features

Google is continuing its full-fledged push for native HTML5 by adding support today for 1080p full-HD video playback to its HTML5 player on YouTube's website. And even further HTML5 features released include native fullscreen playback, provided closed captioning, annotations, and a new menu that makes it more easy to embed videos and share videos links. Note that the YouTube HTML5 player is still in trial mode; to try it out, opt in on Youtube's HTML5 trial page right here.

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Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Adobe will deliver a version of Flash Player mobile for Android 4.0 by the end of the year, the company has confirmed, meaning smartphones like the Galaxy Nexus will be able to play Flash games and animations in the browser. Flash Player's current incompatibility  with Ice Cream Sandwich was spotted shortly after the Galaxy Nexus' launch, with Google only saying that "it expected" Adobe to release an updated version. However, Adobe also confirmed to Pocket-lint that this new version will be its last for the platform.

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Facebook acquires Strobe to help HTML5 app developers deploy to the web and appstores

Facebook acquires Strobe to help HTML5 app developers deploy to the web and appstores

There's a company out there by the name of Strobe whose main goal is to help HTML5 web app developers push their apps to the web, the Android Market, and the iTunes App Store, and today we're to understand that Facebook has acquired them fully. Strobe founder Charles Jolley noted this morning that though Facebook has acquired the service, it will continue to exist in its Beta form for the time being. He also mentioned that his other progect which has to deal with JavaScript framework SproutCore will remain an independent project. What does this mean for Facebook, you might ask - Jolley will be joining the mobile engineering team, for one.

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Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Today there was a rather important announcement made by Adobe regarding the amount of Flash that'll be found on mobile devices in the future: zero - and now that the public and the former leaders of Adobe have gotten full wind, the results aren't good. Of course it's been a point of contention whether or not flash should be on mobile devices for just about as long as there's been a concept of a smartphone, so the markets were bound to react to any sort of big change in the waters here in this situation, and it appears that Adobe really couldn't have gotten much worse of a reaction from stockholders.

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