Brightcove Extends Its Video Platform to Host HTML5 Apps (readwriteweb)

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:30:00 +0100
For the last three years, Brightcove has been implementing a steady transition from a YouTube alternative, to a premium video services provider, to a Web functionality provider. The last critical step in that transition may have taken place yesterday, as the company once considered a Google takeover target makes its move in the fast-growing HTML5 apps platforms market. Unlike appMobi, whose mobiUs ecosystem uses a utility model for billing customers on a granular scale, Brightcove's new App Cloud will be a premium Web apps host. It will provide APIs that aim to fill in HTML5's many device- specific gaps, including for accessing tablets' built-in cameras, accelerometers, and location finders. And it will charge developers fees starting at $15,000 per year once their apps go live. _Sponsor_ "Pure HTML5 web apps cannot appear in app markets like the iTunes App Store or Google Android Market, but these apps can because they have that native wrapper," reads a corporate blog post yesterday from Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove's chief marketing officer. "This wrapper also gives these apps access to native capabilities like the camera, microphone, contact list, or notification system that are off limits to the browser." It's the wrapper that substantiates ...

Flash Builder and Flex SDK 4.6 now available (thinkdigit)

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:03:00 +0100
Now Adobe has released the latest 4.6 version of the free Flex SDK and its commercial IDE Flash Builder. This will likely be the last version of the Flex SDK to be released under Adobe governance, as the SDK will now be transitioning to Apache - like Adobe did with PhoneGap - for further development. While the Flex SDK has been open source since Flex 3, released in 2007, its development was entirely in the hands of Adobe, with perhaps some inputs [...] Read the entire article

Dew Drop – November 28, 2011 (alvinashcraft)

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:01:00 +0100
Top Links New Bundling and Minification Support (ASP.NET 4.5 Series) (Scott Guthrie) Firefox – tons of tools for web developers! (Robert Nyman) Just ___ It (Mike Brown) Handling the back-stack in Windows Phone 7 PhoneGap applications (Colin Eberhardt) .NET / Visual Studio Visual C++ CLR Class Library - where is the DLL? (Dennis Delimarsky) [...]

PhoneGap Status: Moving to Apache and Adobe, Plugin Modularization, PhoneGap/Build Service (infoq)

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:46:00 +0100
Working with PhoneGap is getting easier: Plugins make PhoneGap more modular and extensible for developers. PhoneGap/Build is an online service for automatically building PhoneGap applications for different platforms. InfoQ talked to Nitobi's Brian LeRoux about the technical future of PhoneGap at Adobe and Apache. _By Werner Schuster_

What Is New in PhoneGap Version 1.2? (Internetnews)

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0100
**ReadWriteWeb:** PhoneGap released its next iteration last week and it has a variety of changes for developers to take advantage of. PhoneGap has also been contributed to the Apache Software Foundation

Dew Drop – November 22, 2011 (alvinashcraft)

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:26:00 +0100
Top Links Improving the setup experience (Steven Sinofsky) jQuery 1.7.1 Released (Dave Methvin) PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #2: Script interaction (Glen Gordon) The Fundamentals, Primitives and History of HTML5 (Paul Irish) .NET / Visual Studio "Contour Analysis for Image Recognition in C#" (Greg Duncan) Programming Entity Framework: Code First edition is now available as [...]

Build and publish an HTML5 game for iPad – Part 2 (cubiq)

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:13:00 +0100
The HTML5 game development holds steady, last week I was experimenting with web sql, localStorage and the PhoneGap APIs. I admit that it is slightly more complicated than I initially estimated, but it wouldn't be fun if it weren't challenging.

By the Time You Get Your Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Flash Will Be Ready (readwriteweb)

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:19:00 +0100
According to several reports, Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be ready by the end of 2011. This will be the final release of mobile Flash as future versions of Android will support it. At this time that only means that Samsung Galaxy Nexus users do not get Flash and since that device (or Ice Cream Sandwich) is not yet widely released, Flash for new Android device users is not likely to be a problem. The question becomes: does mobile Flash really matter? For Android in general, the answer is yes, Flash does matter. For Android 4.0? Maybe. It all depends on how many Android Gingerbread users get the ICS push within the next couple of months and how much they rely on Flash. Most Gingerbread devices will eventually see ICS updates. Yet, with HTML5 being pushed by developers, this is a fork that Android users will hardly notice. _Sponsor_ What this really comes down to is Old Android verse New Android. New Android devices and applications do not really need Flash. Sure, it is nice to have, but not a necessary piece of software on mobile devices these days. With PhoneGap tools and ...

JQuery Mobile 1.0 Released, Gets Mixed Reaction (infoq)

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:56:00 +0100
JQuery Mobile 1.0 has been released and is available for download. The framework built on JQuery and JQuery UI supports all major mobile, tablet, e-reader and even desktop platforms. Using tools like PhoneGap, you can even transform JQuery Mobile code into hybrid or native apps that can be distributed through all popular app stores. _By Roopesh Shenoy_

TWC9: New Azure SDK, JLint, TFS, and guest host Martin Woodward (channel9 msdn)

channel9 msdn
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:33:00 +0100
This week on Channel 9, Brian and guest host Martin Woodward ( discuss the week's top developer news including: * [1:08] Motti Shaked's Interactive .Net Tutorial (Motti Shaked) * [2:14] Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK (Himanshu Singh), Download Windows Azure SDK, Manually download/install, Windows Azure SDK for .NET - November 2011. * [3:50] NuGet Packages for Windows Azure and Windows Phone Developers (Wade Wegner) * [6:07] Video–Building a RESTful Service in Azure, Source Code to Azure RESTful Service, Android Mobile Client, iOS/iPhone Mobile Client, and Windows Phone 7 Mobile Client (Bruno Terkaly) * [7:37] Implementing 5 important principles of REST using WCF Services (Shivprasad Koirala) * [8:15] JSLint for Visual Studio 2010 (Luke Page, "baretta_x" and "markist") * [9:10] Download: Visual Studio 2010 Project Template for TFS Utilities (Neno Loje) * [10:40] Build Explorer version 1.1 for Visual Studio Team Explorer is released (Terje Sandstrom), Visual Studio Gallery and Codeplex. * [12:45] Visual Studio Feedback Tool, Visual Studio User Voice * [15:30] Basis of Tactile Programming with WPF4 and Surface 2.0 SDK (Nicolas Calvi) * ...

Flash, HTML 5 and Developer Community (TheMobinodemode)

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:53:00 +0100
began on April 2010, when Steve Jobs publish an article titled Thoughts on Flash on Apple’s official website. In this article, Steve listed out reasons such as “open”, ”full web”, “reliability, security and performance”, “battery life” and “touch”, to explain that Apple will not let a third party layer of software exist between the iOS platform and the app developer. Thus, HTML 5 becomes the only choice besides native iOS experience, and the only choice for cross platform development. Related posts: 1. UMeng Introduces Social, Cloud Storage Functions For App Users, Developers 2. Led By Sohu and China Unicom, iPhone Developer Association To Be Launched Tomorrow 3. Fishing Joy Developer Punchbox Raised US$ 14 M In Series B

Adobe: Your Questions About Flex (Daringfireball)

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:48:00 +0100

Try out our JS Places API (Future watch)

Future watch
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:11:00 +0100
Attention all bloggers, web designers and JavaScript developers! We have something pretty cool to share with you all. Nokia Maps just launched our JS Places API  (beta), which gives you access to millions of places worldwide through one powerful search engine. Not only do we provide access to data, but also access to a ready-to-use graphical interfaceread more

Mobile Application Development using PhoneGap (indicthreads)

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:04:00 +0100
"Mobile Application Development using PhoneGap" session was presented at 2nd Annual Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. Session Outline: Short Intro of PhoneGap and PhoneGap’s journey towards Standards Choosing the right UI Framework for PhoneGap jQuery Mobile - a. A Short Walk through of capabilities of jQuery and its ease of [...]

Adobe to abandon mobile Flash and raise prices on Creative Suite (Afterdawn)

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:58:00 +0100
Yesterday **Adobe** announced they are giving up on Flash as a mobile platform and concentrating their efforts on HTML5 and Javascript alternatives. The announcement came during a meeting with industry analysts as part of a presentation about a company wide change in product strategy. Beginning with the launch of the original iPhone, **Adobe** has tried unsuccessfully to find a place for Flash in the mobile device space. Resistance from **Apple**, detailed in numerous statements from Steve Jobs, kept Flash from the iPhone. When a full version of the platform was finally released for Android last year the performance problems experienced by many users seemed to confirm Jobs' assessment of Flash as unsuitable for low powered mobile devices. At the same time, HTML5 has been embraced across the full range of mobile operating systems, making it the obvious choice for a cross platform development solution. It was only a matter of time before **Adobe** would be forced to give up on mobile Flash. **Adobe** signalled their new direction last month when they acquired a mobile development company called **Nitobi** whose apps tie together web standards like HTML5, Javascript, and Ajax with SDKs for various mobile platforms using an app ...

What the death of mobile Flash means for the web (Wired)

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:50:00 +0100
Adobe Software has let slip that it plans to abandon its Flash Player for mobile web browsers. Instead, the company will refocus its mobile efforts on web standards like HTML5, along with tools like Adobe AIR, which allows developers to convert Flash content into native mobile applications. The move comes as something of a surprise given how vigorously Adobe has defended mobile Flash in the past. Lately, however, Adobe has been proposing new web standards and even bought the non-Flash mobile development tool PhoneGap, both of which indicate that Adobe is looking toward a future without Flash. By: Scott Gilbertson, Edited by: Dan Smith Continue reading...

On The Future Of Flash (accettura)

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 03:30:00 +0100
Adobe is killing Flash, as a plugin for mobile. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who works on the web. Anyone who knows me knows I've bet on HTML5 since the beginning and haven't been ashamed to say it. I don't do Flash. To quote Adobe: Our future work with Flash on mobile [...]