“There Is No Drawback to Working in HTML5” and More Articles


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This week's Follow Friday articles includes the Financial Times' implementation of HTML5, 10 future predictions for SharePoint, how fast search features are driving enterprise productivity in SharePoint, and more.

Financial Times: “There is no drawback to working in HTML5 – TheGuardian
By Stuart Dredge

Nearly two years since the Financial Times launched its HTML5 web app in June 2011, mobile devices continue to be an important driver for the company’s business, accounting for a third of the FT.com website’s traffic and 15% of digital subscriptions.

When the FT first switched from native to HTML5 on iOS in 2011, it was seen in some quarters as a snub to Apple. Although that was partly true - the FT and Apple disagreed over control of subscriber data - a more important reason was the desire to make porting and maintaining the app across multiple platforms and devices easier in the longer term.

Two years on, Rob Grimshaw, managing director, says the strategy is proving a success. “I challenge anyone to tell the difference between our HTML5 app and a native app. There is no drawback to working in HTML5, and there are lots of advantages,” he says.

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