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  • Amazon Appstore Now Open To Web Apps, With One-Click In-App Purchases In Tow

    Amazon Appstore Now Open To Web Apps, With One-Click In-App Purchases In Tow

    Amazon today is announcing a significant expansion to its mobile application marketplace, the Amazon Appstore, which will now be open to developers of HTML5 web applications and mobile websites. These web apps will be discoverable and sold alongside other native Android applications on any device where the Amazon Appstore is able to run, including, of course, the Kindle Fire. Read More

  • Mozilla’s Firefox Phones Get Operator Billing Through Bango

    Mozilla’s Firefox Phones Get Operator Billing Through Bango

    Mozilla has signed mobile payments company Bango to allow operator billing on the Firefox OS marketplace. That means that users on the soon-to-be-released Firefox phones will be able to pay for their apps via their phone bills. This confirms a scoop that we had in February, where we first announced the Mozilla and Bango marriage. Carrier billing is still not a common feature in smartphone… Read More

  • Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train

    Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train

    Casual games company Arkadium is announcing today that it’s supporting HTML5 games in its Arena Network. In other words, the company is finally acknowledging the need to move on from Flash. The news seems inevitable — and, if anything, a bit late. Back in 2011, Adobe, the company behind Flash, seemed to accept the fact that the technology wasn’t going to make the transition… Read More

  • Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

    Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

    The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece Why mobile web apps are slow. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along. Its upshot: HTML5 apps will be vastly inferior to native apps not just for… Read More

  • Debunking Some Myths About Native And HTML5 Hybrid Apps

    Debunking Some Myths About Native And HTML5 Hybrid Apps

    An elegant iPad app is like a fine yacht. Built the right way, the app can have a sense of elegance that provides the customer with an optimal experience. The Google+ iPad app has that beauty and usability. Flipboard provides a similar experience.┬áBut even more so, an iPad app moves the work experience from the desktop to the mobile arena. Read More

  • Even At $90 Firefox OS Phones Have To Get Apps Right To Battle Budget Android

    Even At $90 Firefox OS Phones Have To Get Apps Right To Battle Budget Android

    The first phone running Mozilla’s Firefox OS phone goes on sale tomorrow in Spain. Mozilla’s┬ánascent open web HTML 5 mobile platform has garnered considerable carrier support already, months ahead of any phones being launched, which just serves to underline the level of concern in the mobile industry about how dominant Google’s Android platform has become. Read More

  • Ludei Raises $1.5M To Expand Its HTML5 Platform To Mobile App Developers

    Ludei Raises $1.5M To Expand Its HTML5 Platform To Mobile App Developers

    Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from Kibo Ventures, Vitamina K and several angel investors to expand its JavaScript/HTML5 engineering team and bring its development platform to app developers beyond the gaming industry. Read More

  • Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3

    Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3

    Pandora today launched a new browser-based interface for TVs that it hopes will help set the standard for using the service in the living room. The first devices to support this new HTML5-based interface are the Xbox 360 and PS3, both of which will finally get their first semi-native implementations of Pandora thanks to this new version. Read More

  • Google Believes Web Components Are The Future Of Web Development

    Google Believes Web Components Are The Future Of Web Development

    While it was missing the skydiving antics of last year’s event, Google’s I/O keynote last week wasn’t short on product launches. In between the splashy updates to Google Maps, Search, Android and everything else Google announced, the company also briefly talked about Web Components for a few minutes. While Google’s Sundar Pichai noted that it’s still early days… Read More