HTML5 Demos from Apple, Can we expect more at WWDC10?


Apple’s new HTML5 page on its site is a showcase for what you can do with the technology. There are seven impressive examples of things you can do using only HTML5: Video, Typography, Gallery, Transitions, Audio, 360, and VR (Works only on a Mac).

You will need the latest version of Safari Browser to play with these demos. It doesn’t even work on other HTML5 compatible browsers like Chrome. When you try opening it, you get the message – “This demo was designed with the latest web standards supported by Safari. If you’d like to experience this demo, simply download Safari. It’s free for Mac and PC, and it only takes a few minutes.”

Update: – Call it the power of Community Feedback, The Apple HTML5 demos now work on Chrome as well. I just tested one of the demo on Chrome and it worked well. Not sure, why was the technical reasons cited earlier..!

Typography Demos on Google Chrome

However, you get a message  “Best Viewed: Safari iPhone OS, Mac OS X, Windows” below every demo.  

I just loved the Video Streaming capability. You can use the control panel to scale up or down while the video is playing. The HTML5 video tag allows you to integrate video within your website’s code. And Safari offers HTTP streaming, so playback quality dynamically adjusts to the available speed of wired or wireless networks — perfect for viewing on mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

You can also find How-Tos, Source Codes, and Demos here – http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/

I really hope if Apple Gives more importance to HTML5 than just iPhone, at the WorldWide Developers Conference 2010 – WWDC10.

Also Read – Highlights and Features of the iPhone OS 4.0

Apple HTML5 Demos