web apps

  • Sign Of The Times: The New York Times Debuts An HTML5 Web App For iPad

    Sign Of The Times: The New York Times Debuts An HTML5 Web App For iPad

    The New York Times this morning announced a new HTML5 web app for iPad, rounding out their lineup of web and tablet products for digital subscribers. The Times is soliciting feedback from its users about the app and its features, which suggests that it’s looking at this as a way to experiment with a non-native delivery method, but isn’t quite sure about how consumers will respond. Read More

  • Amazon Web Services Adds Long Requested Web Browser Specification

    Amazon Web Services Adds Long Requested Web Browser Specification

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) added support today for a browser specification that defines ways for  apps to allow resources to be accessed by web pages from different domains. The practice is called Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) and has been requested by AWS users for the past few years. The new service represents another way that AWS automates tasks that developers once had to… Read More

  • Russian Money Into French Clouds: App Analytics Platform Capptain Gets $1.5M From Runa Capital

    Russian Money Into French Clouds: App Analytics Platform Capptain Gets $1.5M From Runa Capital

    As the world of apps continues to get ever-more crowded, another app analytics startup has picked up a round of investment to expand its business to help app developers figure out what is working, and what is not, in their products. Paris, France-based Capptain has raised $1.5 million from Russian VC fund Runa Capital. The investment, says Runa, will be used to help Capptain expand its… Read More

  • Web App Performance Solution Tracelytics Raises $600K From Google Ventures, Battery & Flybridge

    Web App Performance Solution Tracelytics Raises $600K From Google Ventures, Battery & Flybridge

    Application performance and analytics solution provider Tracelytics has just closed a seed round of $600,000 from Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Google Ventures, and several prominent angel investors. The Tracelytics solution, currently in a limited release, is a SaaS-based application performance management (APM) tool that’s used to  provide visibility into… Read More

  • Strobe Launches Game-Changing HTML5 App Platform

    Strobe Launches Game-Changing HTML5 App Platform

    Today, Strobe Inc. is launching a new platform that helps developers build HTML5-based Web applications for desktops, smartphones and tablets, and centrally manage them from a single interface. The launch is a major leap forward in HTML5 app development. From one interface, teams can manage code (both test code and production code), configure the app’s deployment across platforms… Read More

  • First Piece of Mozilla's Web Apps Project Arrives, But Can it Outfox Chrome?

    At great long last, Mozilla has revealed the first developer release of their Web Apps Project, which aims to build the infrastructure for an open web app ecosystem. Back in May of 2010, Google announced plans for what would become the Chrome Web Store. Mozilla responded immediately with plans for its own web store, now known as the Web Apps Project. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google was first to… Read More

  • Google Says Mobile Web Apps Will Win In The Long Haul

    Native Apps, or Web Apps? It’s the great debate of the mobile world right now, essentially fueling the platform wars from behind the scenes. Palm took the Web App route with the Pre and webOS, though with the SDK just now available to all its a bit too early to gauge that decision. The iPhone began its life with Web Apps, only to later open up native support and become the apotheosis of… Read More

  • Apple launches Web apps for Touch, iPhone

    In what seems to be a never-ending battle with third party developers, Apple has officially announced the Web apps download page. It’s reminiscent of the widget page and offers up over 200 apps as of this morning. Since I don’t have an iFones, I’m not sure if anything available is worth the download, but John probably hates them all. Let us know if anything is worth the… Read More