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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iPhone 5 and iOS 6 for HTML5 developers, a big step forward: web inspector, new APIs and more

The new main version of the Apple’s iOS is with us, along with the new iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch fifth generation. As every big change, lot of new stuff is available for HTML5 developers and -as always- no much official information is available. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chrome for iOS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean HTML5 development

I’m attending Google I/O in San Francisco this week and Google has released some news on Chrome: an iOS version that it may not be Chrome, the Android version out of beta, now being the default browser on Android 4.1 and some other stuff. Let’s review the news in the mobile web world.

 

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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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What iOS 5.1 and the new iPad mean for web developers

The new iPad is here with iOS 5.1. I’ve done the usual research and, mm… there are no much new details to give you. However, the new iPad retina display remembers us some web stuff we should be aware of while creating iPad web experiences.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 HTML5: notifications, Flash and the dangerous 3D WebGL

A year ago, I’ve reviewed the BlackBerry Browser for PlayBook –the tablet from RIM- as the browser with better support on new HTML5 APIs (see 1.0 review). Yesterday, 2.0 version of the operating system was released for free for every user and I’ve just investigated the new APIs available. Let’s see what I’ve found.

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