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PlayBook OS 2 Browser #1 for HTML5 Test Ahead of iOS, Android, WebOS and All Others

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HTML5test.com is a great source for seeing how platforms are performing with their HTML5 implementations. What’s really amazing to see is that with PlayBook OS 2, RIM has blown the competition out the water and hit the number 1 spot for best performing implementation of HTML5 in the latest browser. The browser improvements is just one feature on many that we’ve been using in the latest version of the tablet OS and we can wait to see the next update. The tablet is really coming along and now is a great time to pick one up.
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Business News Network Gets Mobile Optimized Website

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The Business News Network based out of Toronto, Canada, has a new HTML5-based mobile website that’s worth checking out. The site allows the company to go cross-platform really quickly. While a native app is almost always more impressive, a mobile optimized site can be an excellent step in a wider mobile strategy.
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Pressly Announces Pressly Self Serve Launch in Spring of 2012 – Sign Up Now

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Pressly is a really cool startup out of Toronto, Canada that makes content look beautiful on a tablet. The service takes your content and optimizes it for the iPad and PlayBook using HTML5 standards. It’s also a great way to monetize your content for the tablet as the service has some top tier advertisers that have paid for full screen ads. We wrote about the company recently when they announced a partnership with the Toronto Star to optimize its content for tablets. Now, the company is announcing that you can register to have any blog’s content made tablet-friendly.
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LinkedIn’s Touch Optimized Mobile Website is the Company’s Future

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It has been a long time since LinkedIn announced anything for BlackBerry. Considering RIM’s client base in enterprise, you would think BlackBerry would be a priority. The last time we wrote about an update to the LinkedIn app for BlackBerry, was when it supported OS 6 over a year ago.
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Developers: Make Your HTML5 Apps Look Native With BBUI.JS Toolkit

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Developing in HTML5 and Webworks for BlackBerry is a great way to create an app with a code base that you can use elsewhere. If you’re developing in Java, your app has somewhat of an end of life with BBX but there’s no end in sight to HTML5. Tim Neil, creator of the Batberry project, is working on a Webworks app to control the car and has written a handy toolkit to make your web app look like a BlackBerry app with very little code.
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Ever Wanted to Develop Your Own Apps? Try TreeHouse

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At the BlackBerry Developer Conference this year we got a more in-depth look at BBX – the future of the BlackBerry platform. During the conference, we learned that HTML5 will be one of the programming languages that RIM will focus on and support. Web development gives you the benefit of deploying on multiple platforms and while it may not be the best route for gaming (better to use native development kit), it will certainly be a good language to start with as your first foray into BlackBerry development going forward. So do you want to learn web dev? Try TreeHouse.
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