Chorme and Droids opening up the floodgate of amazing possibilities that will capture the imagination of the Netizens !
Welcome to a new World free from ‘Desktop Vendor Lock-In’ and ‘Internet Monopoly’ !
A new Revolution had begun when Web started being treated as Platform by Facebook, Zoho , Netflix, Google, LinkedIn, SaleForce, Tumblr, Jigsaw and many more who joined the forces in recent time !
Internet at a growth rate of 120% .. has definitely outperformed and outpaced other networking mediums – tv/radio/magazine/newspaper.
And now today Browsers empowered with HTML5 are helping Web apps become as powerful as Desktop applications !
Essentially its a giant leap forward by Google and like-minded benedictors towards the efforts of creating powerful Browsers to free the Earth from the bondage of Desktop OS !
Thanks to HTML5 Server Sent messages for performing this magic of representing Rich Media / High-Perfornace Graphics / Desktop Content / Complex Netwroking / Offline storage etc.
HTML5 – Web GL is the technology behind rendering GPS on mobile and computer browsers.
HTML5- Workers allow web apps to access and leverage the power of multi-core CPUs boosting the Rich-UI experience to a great extent.
As per the Google Prediction, by the end of 2010, the HTML 5 features like – Web Video / Canvas / SVG / AppCache / Web Storage / Web Sockets / Geo Locations .. will be supported by all major browsers (Opera, Chrome, Safary, FireFox) .. except … guess what !.. Yes .. IE .. which will support only Video / SVG and Web Storage falling behind all other 4 browsers !!
So there will be a surge in start-ups and new initiatives for developing innovative products on these open standrds !
Say, DarkRoom (from MugTug) allows editing photos and applying amzing affects Online .. and pretty fast ! It makes best of ‘AppCache’ for creating GUI on Web. Even browsers will support creating GUI using local storage in offline mode and then simply synching up once user goes online.
So no need to install a ‘Photo Editor’ on desktop, then download photos locally, apply effect and upload on web and sync back n forth !! Great Huh !
Gmail and many other mail clients had adopted the HTML 5 File API and Notification API for Drag-n-Drop of any attachment on the mail.
The beauty is – if the proper chrome extension is installed, then while surfing net, users will automcatically get notifcation about gmails even without leaving current page and without starting local mail client!
Clicker.TV is a great implementor of ‘Worker‘ for pulling a huge amount of TV and Media live streaming and then caching. Its a huge leap forward !
Open Video Codec (VP8) offering super quality video streaming through Chrome and Youtube by taking advanges of multiple cores and open standrds of DSP.
Google TV will certainly revolutinize the concpet of ‘Telecast over Net’
Tooling around CSS and fast network roundtrips (all HTML5 blessings) will open up new possibilities in the Multi-player Online Gaming World !
Imagine running any 3d Game written using native Client into the browser !
Mashing Up service and online apps will also become easier.
TwitDeck is a great example.
Here one can move the twit widgets and instanly comes to know from where ‘certain apps’ are coming from. Twit notifications are constantly monitord and pushed from server and corresponding Geo Locations are queried upon to present all the relevant information to the users.
The big question is once a Magazine is actually represneted as a Magazine in a browser and not as a mere Webpage , then do we really need to invest in iPad or Kindle !
Thats the power of openness !
Thats what Chrome is about to do .. just stay tuned to Google Technologies …. its going to Recrate the same Immersive Experience that you enjoy while reading a newspaper or magazine !
Imagine how dramatically it will increase the reachability of popular media brands and skyrocket its revenue !
HTML 5 will simply metamorphose business models !
Now there is great gift from Google for the Apps Developers !
Using HTML 5 google provides Infrastructure as Services on demand and Virtualize existing complex apps through its collaboration with VMWare Cloud and SpringSource.
Few commands in Spring Roo Shell will – create a Spring Project, do the Persistence Setup, Create Entities, Services, provide GWT artifacts, package, update GWT .. in couple of minutes (for a small demo app) and Google App Engine Plugins (assuming user installed SpringSource tool Suite) upload the app in cloud .. also immediately use Spring Insights and Cloud Monitors to provide performance stats !
Lets all enjoy the freedom of choice and openness offered by HTML5.