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Why HTML5 is killing Flash: it's the devices, people!

Five years on since Steve Jobs declared war on Flash, HTML5 is now stepping up, and Flash is stepping aside

  • Content Adaptation - Posted by pawelpiejko - 20 Aug 2015
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    How top Alexa companies use Adaptive Web Design

  • For some digital experts RWD seems like an approach that automagically addresses all mobile-related pain points but the truth is a little more complicated. RWD can be really beneficial for your website but only if you manage to keep the site lightweight and fast. And thus the majority of top Alexa companies use Adaptive Web Design to provide mobile visitors with optimal viewing experience.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 19 Aug 2015
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    Web app manifests usher new wave of progressive apps to your homescreen

  • One can’t deny the irresistible convenience of using a homescreen launcher icon to fire up a web app. Variously referred to as a bookmark icon, shortcut, or homepage icon, why shouldn’t such an icon be able to launch a web page, as well as a native app? And of course it can: this functionality has been available in Android and iOS for years. Indeed, the notion of a desktop shortcut has been around since the first GUI interfaces were developed. So why are we still talking about them in 2015?
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 11 Aug 2015
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    Get the new Mobile Traffic Report Q2 2015: The Tablet Edition

  • Looking for the latest statistics on the mobile landscape? Check out the new Mobile Web Traffic report based on traffic generated by thousands of DeviceAtlas-powered sites in Q2 2015. Unlike many other reports, this publication focuses on what people are actually doing on their mobile devices, rather than on shipment figures. This will help you understand the complexity of the mobile world today.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 22 Jul 2015
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    Touch-friendly Drag and Drop

  • In this article we explore some touch-friendly drag and drop implementations. In particular we'll be looking at DOM and canvas-based drag and drop approaches. We'll also build on some of the things we learned in previous HTML5 articles on mobiForge.
  • Stats - Posted by ruadhan - 13 Jul 2015
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    Mobile browser stats by country

  • Below you can explore web usage broken down by mobile browser and country. Select a country to see the browser stats for that country. DeviceAtlas allows you to access mobile traffic data sourced from thousands of websites from all over the world. You can browse many kinds of stats across over 70 countries. Each data point shows the percentage of traffic generated by a certain kind of device. Visit DeviceAtlas to access more data.
  • - Posted by Gregory Twohig - 25 Jun 2015
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    25 mobile market statistics that you should know in 2015

  • We have researched what we believe to be some of the most astounding and notable statistics relating to mobile marketing in 2015 so far. One of the most critical activities of any business is to keep up-to-date with emerging and growing technology. Mobile phone technology has huge potential for any business, and can allow them to reach out to new customers in a very effective way.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ronan - 19 Jun 2015
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    Geofencing, web push and progressive apps are taking webapps to a new place

  • There’s a lot going on these days in the world of webapps. Most recently, the W3C published the Geofencing API first public working draft. This API allows webapps to register for notifications when the user’s device enters defined geographical regions, assuming that the user grants permission. This enables a whole new class of webapps to be built and follows the recent rollout of the web push API to Chrome Mobile on Android.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 15 Jun 2015
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    The HTML5 Pointer Events API: Combining touch, mouse, and pen

  • The Pointer Events API is an HTML5 specification that combines touch, mouse, pen and other inputs into a single unified API. It is less well supported than the Touch Events API, although support is growing, with all the major browsers working on an implementation, except for Apple's Safari. There's a colorful background to how the current state of browser support for this API came to be which we covered previously on mobiForge, but in this article we'll just look at its usage.
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 10 Jun 2015
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    5 Ways Google Brillo Can Change The Device Landscape

  • While it is generally agreed that the Internet of Things could improve the way we interact with devices, its integration into everyday life is somewhat slow. This process may soon accelerate with the introduction of Brillo, Google’s new OS for the IoT ecosystem. Here are 5 ways this new solution could change the device landscape.