Ovum notes uncertainty over HTML5, hybrid or native in enterprise mobile app development

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Enterprises are prioritising mobile apps over all other app development requirements, but they’re still uncertain over which way to go about it, according to a paper from Ovum.

The analyst house, in its report “Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16”, argues the choice between HTML5, native or app development “refuses to be resolved.” Pure-play mobile app development platform (MADP) vendors are...

Reddo Mobility snaffles $4.25m in funding, utilises HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps

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Meet Reddo Mobility. The Massachusetts-based firm, which launched in September, has announced $4.25m (£2.82m) in funding for its solution which ports virtualised Windows desktop apps to mobile devices through its HTML5-powered mobile experience virtualisation technology.

It’s a fascinating way to address the problem of creating lumbering, data intensive enterprise apps on mobile. The Reddo user experience connector, connected to a...

To infinity and beyond: Extending enterprise systems beyond the firewall – part two

In the first instalment of this article (published 25 July 2014) Peter Moskovits discussed why there is no longer anything stopping us from using the existing Web infrastructure to make messaging and all manner of enterprise data more easily and more securely available to Web and mobile clients. This breakthrough follows the introduction of the WebSocket full duplex, low overhead transport protocol which makes communication just as powerful over the Web as TCP has done for networks for...

To infinity and beyond: Extending enterprise systems beyond the firewall

Finally there’s a way of extending enterprise systems beyond the firewall onto Web-enabled devices, explains Peter Moskovits, KAAZING Corporation

As our reliance on the Web has spiralled in the past decade, with demands and expectations that were unimaginable 15 or more years ago, the compromises we were prepared to make in the early years in terms of the richness of web applications and the level of interactivity possible have come back to haunt us. What was so exciting and...

HP looks to HTML5 to drive BYOD with enterprise app store

Hewlett-Packard has announced the launch of the HP Access Catalog, an enterprise app store which aims to “transform the way enterprises deliver services to the mobile workforce.”

The store leverages HTML5 technology and is integrated with the SAML 2.0 language to add security as well as cross-platform flexibility.

Dragan Milanovich, VP of HP Web Services, explained to Enterprise AppsTech the grouping technology of SAML which allows certain employees on certain...

HTML5 for enterprise: Confusion the biggest barrier #AppsWorld

For enterprise application development, choosing to write in HTML5 is an extremely big call to make. And, according to an expert panel at Apps World Europe, there’s still some way to go before the open standard is ready for the enterprise.

Martin Beeby, developer evangelist at Microsoft, argues that further clarification on HTML5 and JavaScript is needed for the enterprise customer base.

“The overwhelming perception I get from customers is utter confusion about what...

HTML5 and BYOD: How Apple drives enterprises to bring change with iOS 7

The enterprise is the place where ‘mobility’ is in full swing. With iOS 7, enterprise IT groups need to ensure if the new version improves its fit for business users.

Since iOS 7’s enhancements are aimed squarely at enterprises, developers need to put more efforts in their day-to-day jobs. Apple apparently dominates in the enterprise at the app level and this is what enterprise IT staff need to take into account in order to capitalize the mobility. The magnitude...

HTML5 and why IT often leaves the end user naked

Mary Brittain White, CEO of Retriever Communications, discusses IT's default to choosing HTML5 formatting when developing enterprise applications and how it ultimately, it is hurting the end-user.

History is littered with technologies that are hyped by IT as the next major wave with fabulous capabilities. They burn brightly for a few years until their lacklustre performance becomes common conversation in the market. Their enduring legacy is the end user saddled with a poor...

HTML5 and why IT often leaves the end user naked

Mary Brittain White, CEO of Retriever Communications, discusses IT's default to choosing HTML5 formatting when developing enterprise applications and how it ultimately, it is hurting the end-user.

History is littered with technologies that are hyped by IT as the next major wave with fabulous capabilities. They burn brightly for a few years until their lacklustre performance becomes common conversation in the market. Their enduring legacy is the end user saddled with a poor...

What needs to be addressed to make HTML5 enterprise-ready?

There has been continued discussion around the relative merits and drawbacks of HTML5 in recent months with public comments from industry figures on their development strategies. 

As recently as last month, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the ‘biggest strategic mistake we’ve ever made’ was depending too heavily on HTML5 - a refreshingly candid assessment of their open web standards strategy. 

Whilst Zuckerberg isn't anti HMTL5, it's telling...