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Honeywell’s New Version of HTML5 Browser

Posted December 29, 2014

VoicesFromTheHTML5TrenchesHoneywell has updated several of their mobile computers with the new version of HTML5 Browser which can be downloaded for existing units and will currently be provided on new devices.

HTML5 Browser allows cross-platform applications that have been developed using HTML5 technology to run on a wide range of Honeywell mobile computers. This capability provides two major advantages to Honeywell and to our software development
partners:

  • The HTML5 capability allows Honeywell mobile computers to be sold into applications where they have not previously been able to operate. This includes applications that are written primarily to run on consumer-grade smartphones, but where those smartphones are proving to be too fragile
  • The HTML5 capability provides software developers a path forward in this time of operating system road map uncertainty. As vendors of rugged mobile devices evaluate alternate operating systems, software vendors are left to wonder how to develop for the next generation of hardware. HTML5 offers one path forward that insulates them from these uncertainties.

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Operating System Strategy for Mobile Computers

Posted January 28, 2014

After more than a decade of stability using mobile computer operating systems based on successive versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile and its predecessors, the current situation is far more dynamic. Major players in the consumer smartphone market are migrating users to rich interfaces focused on screen interaction rather than keypads. Powerful multi-core processor architectures enable highly responsive applications. The tight integration of sensors, wireless connectivity, and application services frameworks are driving a new paradigm, allowing developers to easily integrate key functionality into their apps via standard system APIs. A large ecosystem has emerged to provide apps, resources, and tools to facilitate development.

But what does this mean for the enterprise? How does a changing user base drive new application interfaces? Which ecosystem should IT embrace for mobile devices? These are questions with no singular answer, yet multiple alternatives are offered for consideration. This paper will outline several options and provide guidance as to which ones may best fit the needs of each individual enterprise.

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Intermec Offers Industry’s Most Flexible HTML5 Capable Browser for Select Intermec Rugged Mobile Computers

Posted September 26, 2012

Intermec announced a new HTML5-capable browser, allowing for the development of OS agnostic web applications that can run on iOS, Android and select Intermec rugged mobile computers, enhancing workflow efficiency and offering increased flexibility to mobile workforces.

Unique to the industry, Intermec’s HTML5 offering includes a true web browser application, based on WebKit, for multiple models of Intermec’s handheld computers for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems. Additionally, Intermec’s HTML5-capable browser supports applications designed to run either on-line (connected to a web server), off-line (no connection to a web server) or a combination of the two.

Intermec’s HTML5 browser for Windows Embedded Handheld is not only built on the state-of-the-art Webkit engine, like iOS and Android, but it is offered conveniently preloaded and free of licensing fees or license activation requirements on Intermec CN50CS40CN70CN70e and CK70, and is available for free download for the CK3CK71 and CV41. HTML5 applications that run on consumer-grade smartphones and tablets can now also be run on these select Intermec rugged mobile computers without changes or rewrites.

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