HTML5 is kicking off 2014 with a few tips of the hat in its direction—from adoption by Vimeo to more industry predictions for HTML5 traction and growth.
On January 7, Vimeo announced the debut of a completely rebuilt player—one that automatically defaults to HTML5.
“Tremendous work went into developing the latest version of our player, and we’re excited to take a leading role in support of open web standards by defaulting to HTML5,” said Vimeo Chief Technology Officer Andrew Pile.
Because the new player uses HTML5, it will be fully compatible with all types of browsers on mobile, tablet, and desktop.
And Vimeo’s not the only company to see the benefits of HTML5. A recent HTML5 Report article says that HTML5 is “gaining steam” in mobile app developments. It cites a recent BI Intelligence report indicating that more mobile developers have begun to rely on HTML5 as their main development platform (as of July 2013).
Other industry observers have some good things to say about HTML5 in the coming year, too.
At Mozilla, we’ve never been shy about touting the benefits of HTML5. We extend a tip of our hat, too!