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Home screen web apps for Android thanks to Chrome 31+

iconoWe’ve been dealing with webapps on iOS for a couple of years: websites that after Home Screen installation become a full-featured full screen app from a user’s perspective. Finally, Chrome 31 brings that approach to Android devices: HTML5 apps without the need of packaging and a using the store for distribution.

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Safari on iOS 7 and HTML5: problems, changes and new APIs

Safari on iOS 7Apple has rolled out iOS 7 with iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C . As expected, Apple has published just 10% of the necessary information for web developers, and I can say without fear of mistake that this is the buggiest Safari version since 1.0. In this post I’ll show you the new APIs and abilities and most of the  problems that you will need to deal with right now if you have a website or a webapp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Android and the eternal dying mobile browser

android-bAndroid Browser, one of the most important mobile browsers out there is an eternal dying piece of software. Android hasn’t evolved its default browser since 2011 and this is affecting HTML5 developers, including Cordova/PhoneGap apps, while Google Chrome is replacing it slowly.

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iOS 7 beta and the new Safari for web developers

Safari on iOS 7Apple has released iOS 7 beta, the next generation of the operating system for iPhone and iPad. It includes the first big update to Safari on iOS since 2007 so it comes with some changes that will affect websites and HTML5 webapps. And, as always, every web developer should be aware of what’s new on this platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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Developing for Google Glass: Mirror API, HTML5 and how to change your mind

GOOGLE-GLASS-LOGOGoogle Glass is around the corner it’s time to prepare our services for this new device type. Reading the specs for the first time can be a little overwhelming; therefore I’ll try to make a quick go through the Glass app development process, the mirror API and its HTML5 support.

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BlackBerry 10: the first class HTML5 mobile platform

BlackBerry 10The new BlackBerry Z10 is on sale around the world with a whole new operating system and browser. In this post I’ll go through the important information for web and app developers about one of the most powerful HTML5 platforms available today.

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Mission: Impossible – iPad mini detection for HTML5

As you may know, the iPad mini is a new 7.9″ variant of the iPad tablet and one of the biggest questions out there today is how to detect it using server-side or client-side techniques.

I have bad news for you: it seems impossible.

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Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface: IE10 meets modern mobile HTML5

October 26th 2012 is the big day for Microsoft: the launch of Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and the Microsoft’s tablet: the Surface. From an OS and an HTML5 point of view, it’s a really big step for Microsoft and for all web developers (even non-mobile) . Let’s review what’s important for us.

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iOS 6 Beta 1: HTML5 new APIs, Remote Debugging and native apps integration

In this post I’m analyzing the public information for developers behind Safari on iOS 6 and the research results on Beta 1 version of the next main version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad.

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Axis, Opera Mini, pseudo-browsers and alternatives to Safari on iOS

Yahoo! has just released the new Axis app for iOS and desktop, promoted on some blogs as a new browser. It’s a good opportunity then to explain how this kind of apps work and why they are NOT browsers. If you are a web developer it’s important for you to know what to expect for this app.

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