|Google is betting on HTML5|
Web cannot be undervalued is what is claimed by Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra in his keynote at Google I/O. He told the tale about a meeting he recalls when he was VP of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft 5 years back. We always had a feeling that web programs would never be able to rival desktop programs is what he said.
There had been one small company called Keyhole, which made most amazing geo-visualization software for Windows. This was certainly the type of software that always proved to us that there are actually some things that can never take place on the web. A couple of months later on Google purchased Keyhole, and at once afterward released Google Maps with satellite view.What was always thought to be impossible is now actually a commonplace. Google does not want to copy that mistake, and as a consequence, he asserted, "we are really very keen regarding HTML 5. Vic indicated the rate of browser creativity is increasing, with new browser releases almost each other month. The slide down, from early in Vic's talk, shows the progress towards the level of UI functionality found in desktop programs through adoption of HTML5 features in browsers.
This looks like one of Clayton Christensen's classic "disruptive innovation vs sustaining innovation" graphs. It is also entrancing to find out how mobile browsers are in the leading edge of the creativity. The company launched a developer resource site dedicated to HTML5 technologies and is calling it HTML5rocks.com. The budding HTML5 blueprint features multi media capacities for the web and it's being welcomed by corporations from Google to Microsoft and Apple. HTML5 covers a broad range, asserted Eric Bidelman of Google Chrome developer relations, in a blog entry.