Here's a look at several of the latest HTML5 trends. I provide examples of how each HTML5 trend is being implemented for web, mobile designs, and online gaming and development platforms.
HTML5 implementations in application development
FileMaker Web Direct
FileMaker Platform's FileMaker Web Direct (Figure A) is an HTML5 browser-based application suited for desktop browsers that can provide the same custom business solutions as previous traditional versions. While FileMaker WebDirect runs solutions that are used in browsers, it is not designed for use on a mobile device. (Note: FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.) [Description courtesy of FileMaker.)
The tutorial Vimeo video provides a good overview of the kinds of applications that you can build using Alpha Anywhere. It also shows how to connect with a SQL database and how to make edits to add images using a notebook camera with the Alpha Anywhere image control panel (Figure B).
Fun and games with HTML5
Mozilla and Goo's gaming competition
HTML5 is gaining recognition among the online gaming developer community. In fact, if you can create an enticing interactive game using Goo Technologies for Mozilla, you might have a chance to win $45,000 USD. Read all of the details about the Mozilla and Goo's Game Creator Challenge. The deadline to submit entries is January 14, 2014 at midnight PT
Two HTML5-based Goo Technologies products are Goo Create and Goo Engine. Goo Create (Figure C) is a browser-based application designed to bring simplicity and creativity to producing HTML5 and WebGL rich content. Goo Engine is an HTML5 and WebGL-based graphics engine that is capable of powering the next generation of web games, apps, and visualizations.
Ludei partners with Nickelodeon
"Technologies like HTML 5 allow us to create games and content that are playable across multiple platforms. Performance is a key metric for Nickelodeon and is a goal we aim for with every game."
Figure D shows the screen capture of the CocoonJS cloud-based services for HTML5 games and apps.
As applications and development platforms continue to deliver new and updated releases, it will be interesting to see how HTML5 technologies get incorporated into them, as well as how HTML5 will continue to grow and mature.
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Ryan has performed in a broad range of technology support roles for electric-generation utilities, including nuclear power plants, and for the telecommunications industry. He has worked in web development for the restaurant industry and the Federal government.