appMobi open sources key HTML5 dev technologies

With Adobe's recent announcement regarding the cancellation of Flash for mobile, HTML5 is very much in focus regarding web technologies. And as of tomorrow, HTML5 will get a further boost with the open sourcing of a number of projects from appMobi.

The company's development tools are built on open web technologies, and it aims to create an "open ecosystem that competes favourably with 'walled gardens' offered by Apple and Google". According to the company, newly open sourced technology includes cross-platform device APIs, the mobiUs web browser that "allows HTML5 Web apps to perform identically to native apps", and appMobi's DirectCanvas technology, which "accelerates HTML5 canvas rendering, physics calculations and sound by as much as 1500 per cent, providing native performance to HTML5-based games".

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