Financial Times chooses HTML5 over Native app

The Financial Times has become the first major news application to switch from a native app to an HTML5 web app. They explain their reasons here and experiences - http://aboutus.ft.com/2011/06/07/ft-web-app-technical-qa/ ...Read More

Could Mobile Safari become the next IE 6?

I heard a great quote a year or two ago about how software developers always want to reinvent the wheel. Most other scientific disciplines require you to learn from others before building upon what they have done. Sir Issac Newton's oft quoted "if ...Read More

Breaking Development 2011

Breaking Development 2011 (Design and Development for the Mobile Web) is now over. The line up of speakers was excellent with many of the leading voices for the mobile web presenting. Although I didn't attend I was following the Twitter stream avidly. ...Read More

HTML5 as a Disruptive Technology

It is a badly kept secret that my favourite business book is Clayton M. Christensen's seminal Innovator's Dilemma. Even though it is more than a decade old, its message is still pertinent. There is great value in identifying whether a ...Read More

Sencha Touch – mobile web development framework

At Caplin we have been using various UI widgets from Ext JS (available from the renamed Sencha company) within Caplin Trader for a couple of years. The Ext JS widgets that we have used have been an excellent complement to the real ...Read More

HTML5 vs Flash – The Saga Continues

Yesterday there were a couple of important posts that have reignited the fire under the HTML5 vs Flash debate. The first was Thoughts On Flash from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The second was the riposte from Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, via Alan ...Read More