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Amazon Appstore opens up monetization for HTML5 apps

Amazon Appstore opens up monetization for HTML5 apps

Although not as hot a topic as it was a few years back, web apps, particularly those written with HTML5, have become more or less an established category, especially on mobile devices. Recognizing that fact, Amazon has finally allowed HTML5 developers to make their web apps available for a price on Amazon Appstore.

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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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Google Web Designer targets easy HTML5 animation (and Tumblr will love it)

Google Web Designer targets easy HTML5 animation (and Tumblr will love it)

Google has launched Google Web Designer, a new beta app for creating animated online content such as adverts or other moving graphics, all in HTML5. The Windows and Mac app aims to streamline the post-Flash online world with the option of code or graphical animation creation, for those of differing comfort levels with CSS and JavaScript. Although Google intends it to be of primary use to advertisers, the software may well follow GIFs in becoming the platform-to-have for eager Tumblr users and other social addicts.

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Mozilla launches Phase 2 of Phones for Apps, calls for ports to Firefox OS

Mozilla launches Phase 2 of Phones for Apps, calls for ports to Firefox OS

Mozilla has just announced the next stage of its program to bring developers and apps into their fledgling Firefox OS platform. However, this time around, they are not asking for new apps but are instead looking for ports of existing HTML 5 apps in exchange for a Firefox OS phone.

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YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

User of the Windows Phone mobile operating system glad that the Microsoft-made YouTube app was reinstated recently with approval by Google will be disappointed this afternoon: it's gone again. Now the two companies are tossing punches online, releasing statements in kind over the reasons for their continued dispute. It would appear that the whole mess comes down to one coding issue: HTML5.

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Flipboard magazines hit the web with new “Big Ideas” category

Flipboard magazines hit the web with new “Big Ideas” category

You might remember back in May when Flipboard introduced custom magazines that allowed users to curate different kinds of content into one magazine and share it with the world. That feature as now hit the web, allowing users to read these custom-curated magazines from any browser on any device with an internet connection.

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Pandora outs HTML5 site for TVs, consoles and STBs

Pandora outs HTML5 site for TVs, consoles and STBs

In an effort to bring its music-streaming service to as many platforms as possible, Pandora launched an HTML5 website geared toward televisions, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes. Pandora says that the new site is "optimized for a 10-foot experience," making it ideal for streaming music in the living room.

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Microsoft and GlacierWorks join forces to offer virtual Everest experience

Microsoft and GlacierWorks join forces to offer virtual Everest experience

Mount Everest and its region are well known, yet something the vast majority of us will never experience in person. That won't stop us from getting a detailed look at the area, however, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and GlacierWorks, a non-profit from mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears. Called Everest: Rivers of Ice, the project allows Web users to interactively travel through the region from behind their computer monitor.

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Mozilla trading Firefox OS phones for HTML5 apps

Mozilla trading Firefox OS phones for HTML5 apps

Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets have been available on a limited basis up until this point. Most notably, retailer Geeksphone had quickly run through some inventory back in April. As of today however, it looks like Mozilla is going to be giving some away for free. Or more to the point, Mozilla has launched the 'Phones for Apps for Firefox OS' initiative.

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RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

Jagex, the developers of the infamous web-browser MMORPG RuneScape, has decided that it's time to put Java away and welcome in HTML5. The game developer knew that in order for the next sequel of RuneScape, RuneScape 3, to be successful, it needed to transition into a new engine. It considered Adobe Flash, but Flash didn't enough power to run the game, and it thought of Microsoft Silverlight, but Silverlight is limited only to Internet Explorer.

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Twist for Android hands-on: GPS notifications with an HTML5 spin

Twist for Android hands-on: GPS notifications with an HTML5 spin

There's a brand new app out there today by the name of Twist, made for Android and working with GPS map data as well as real-time traffic information to give your friends and colleagues an idea of how long it'll be before you're at the place you're headed to. Without revealing exactly where you are - this isn't a hyper-tracking sort of situation, it's just a bit of a guide. This app had been available before today on iOS, this release being unique in its implication of HTML5 for fabulous accuracy.

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Nokia HERE Maps for iOS released

Nokia HERE Maps for iOS released

Nokia's HERE Maps has arrived in the iOS App Store, a free download intended to take on Apple's own much-maligned Maps app, though it's not quite as slick as many were hoping. The new app - which uses mapping data from Nokia-owned NAVTEQ, and supports Here.net personalized points-of-interest Collections - was announced earlier this month, though some rough edges are evident by virtue of it being an HTML5 app rather than native iOS software.

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