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Carbyn Demos an HTML5-Based OS on the PlayBook and iPad

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An HTML5-based OS is a pretty cool idea when you consider that the browser is the ultimate-cross platform app. Carbyn’s HTML5 OS comes complete with an App Store that allows anyone with an HTML5 app to deploy to the Carbyn OS store. Hit the jump for more details.
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Box Announces 50GB Free Cloud Storage for BlackBerry PlayBook Users

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Cloud storage and collaboration tool Box has announced their offering of 50GB free cloud storage to BlackBerry PlayBook users.

Getting content on to your PlayBook can sometimes be a pain but Box simplifies this by allowing you to access your files, save them for offline editing, share files with a link, even uploading files off your PlayBook.

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New Salesforce HTML5 Site Expected to Work With BlackBerry 7 Devices

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Salesforce has announced that it will be launching a new version of salesforce.com that is redesigned to work with touch screens. The site touch.salesforce.com will use HTML5 and will allow you to access the site from any smartphone or tablet, including BlackBerry 7 smartphones (as seen in the screenshot after the break). Click through to keep reading.
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RIM Acquires Ripple Product Developers tinyHippos

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In this tutorial, the PhoneGap GeoLocation demo application will be run inside the tinyHippos Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator.

RIM has announced the acquisition of tinyHippos, a company whose product Ripple, allows developers to test and debug their HTML5 apps for multiple platforms from within the browser.
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Free Torch for First 10 Developers to Submit an App Using Sencha Framework

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Sencha has released an update to their Sencha Touch framework that enables support for BlackBerry 6 devices. The framework is based on HTML5, CSS and Javascript, and allows developers to create apps that look and feel like native apps. Sencha Touch 1.1 also supports the upcoming PlayBook. To help promote the update, RIM is offering a free Torch to the first 10 developers who submit and app to App World that was built using the Sencha Touch framework.

Learn more about Sencha Touch at their site.

The Next Wave in the Mobile App Economy: Distribution, Sophistication, Payments and Identity

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The Next Wave in Mobile App Commerce
Moving from rivers of monetization to lakes of commerce exchange [click to enlarge]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Terry Hughes, former President of Widality, is Wmode’s as Head of Market Development. Be sure to check out his past editorials too.

The mobile app market is maturing nicely; apps are becoming more sophisticated, routes to market are broader, development times have been greatly reduced, there is a plethora of billing options available, and perhaps most valuable, apps have moved from being the domain of a few niche players to being a critical part of the branding and engagement strategy of most companies. In this sense, the mobile software market has started to resemble the PC software market with a few key platforms to worry about, standardized development tools, and open APIs to enable the many parties in the value chain to connect together.
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