Posts Tagged ‘HTML5’

Week in Standards – Week 21, 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Here is this week’s week in standards.

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Mobile Apps “May Soon Be Dead”

On the day that Gartner reports the growth of the smartphone market by 85%, comes the counter intuitive suggestion that very soon mobile apps will be dead. Apps are, of course, the main reason people buy smartphones.
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Week in Standards – Week 19, 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It has been a long two weeks in the UK with celebrations of the Royal wedding and now we are back after a bit of a break.  Again we have a wide range of standards related news and I hope you enjoy it!

Web standards

Adhering to OGC SWE Standards Simplifies Sensor Web Development

The SWE Common Service Model interface standard can be applied across services, which either require information from sensors or give information about sensors. In all the cases involving access and management of sensors through service interfaces the OGC SWE Interface standard can be applied.
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Week in Standards – Week 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

This week passed was a quite surprising week in standards with a proposed scale down of the budgets for data.gov and other sites, yet another cloud standards body launched, plus other interesting views and news from the world of standards. Please feel free to leave any comments/suggestions in the comment section below.
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Week in Standards – Week 14, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Welcome to the second in the new incarnation of the “Week in standards” series. I am always surprised by how much activity there is in the standards world in only a week, and this week is no exception. So here we go. Again, the goal is to provide as broad a review as possible, and please feel free to leave any feedback/suggestions in the comments section below.
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Week in Standards – Week 13, 2011

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Welcome to the revised, new look, week in standards. Once again we will cover the latest developments in the world of standards each week, trying to keep the ideas as concise as possible so as to cover as many developments as possible.  It is indeed surprising how quickly standards can evolve in just a week and we look forward to engaging with you and welcome your feedback.
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H.264: Double Standards in the Standards World – PART 2

Friday, February 4th, 2011

I posted about H.264 and WebM earlier this week and this post extends that discussion to an ecosystem perspective.

The H.264 vs WebM discussion goes to the heart of how we define the term ‘standard’.  There are many interpretations of what exactly constitutes a standard, but central to the meaning of a standard is the notion of collaboration between companies and the creation of a viable ecosystem. Hence, standards are often tied to the idea of shared control and a defined governance process. Control can take many facets: the ability to contribute to the specification, the ability to change the specification, transparency etc.  People often conflate the concept of open standards and open source software and this is one area where confusion can be problematic.
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H.264: Double Standards in the Standards World

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The H.264 standard has been getting a lot of press recently due to the announcement that Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome in favour of WebM, and the subsequent clarification of H.264 support from Google. In this post, we try to clarify the issue from a standards perspective and explain the complexities in the standards and open source world.


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Week in Standards 3

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Hello all

Apologies for last week, I had to teach my course at Oxford University and so it was difficult to do the week in standards last week. But we are back this week covering both weeks, and a lot has happened in the world of standards in the last two weeks as we see below.


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Vertical vs Horizontal Mobile Apps Models

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

In February, 24 of the world’s largest telecoms announced the formation of an alliance – the Wholesale Applications Community – to provided a unified and open platform for the rapidly growing – both in magnitude and fragmentation – mobile application market. The stated aim to enable developers to “deploy a single application across multiple devices (through the use of standard technologies) and across multiple operators”, which will lower costs and improve both the quality and quantity of mobile applications available to consumers.


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Flash Back and Flash Forward- The role of proprietary standards and innovation

Friday, February 12th, 2010

There has been a lot of talk about the future of the Flash format especially after the launch of the iPad since both the iPad and the iPhone do not support Flash.

Like many people, I am a fan of HTML5 and recent developments in the evolution of HTML5 indicate that it will now become the technology of choice for all browser vendors. Flash is the current de-facto web standard for video.
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