We share some of the stories that caught our attention this week including articles on HTML5, thoughts on how Apple and Google could reinvigorate QR codes, Android’s market share increases and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few of our finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
HTML5 and native apps: the hybrid approach - theguardian
By Andy Hume
The term HTML5 (the biggest buzzword in web technology since AJAX) means this discussion is often framed by a very lazy and simplistic two-sided argument: you're either for HTML5 or you're against it. Recent examples of this include Facebook moving away from HTML5 in their iPhone app, vs the FT's move to deliver 'native-like' mobile experiences using open web technologies.
How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream - TechCrunch
By Brenden Mulligan
QR codes are everywhere. Countless companies put them on marketing materials, but not a single person I know actually scans them. There are even a handful of startups that consider QR codes part of their core offering to small businesses. To truly take QR codes to the mainstream, Apple and Google should actually build a scanner into the camera logic.
Android Increases U.S. Market Share to 52 Percent - Mashable
By Stan Schroeder
Android‘s market share in the U.S. has risen from 50.8% to 52.2%, while Apple’s iOS grew from 31.4% to 33.4% in the quarter ending July 2012, comScore’s latest report reveals. The two most popular mobile platforms now have a collective market share of 85.6%, leaving all other competitors in the dust.
Barcodes Drive Food Traceability for LoBue Citrus - The BarCode News
By Suzi Harkola
The local food movement is growing, and more consumers and regulators care about how, exactly, our food travels from farm to fork. Luckily, automated systems using barcodes to track shipping vastly expedite the process for farmers and food distributors, as shown through this example of a California orange grove.
FTC Publishes Guide to Help Mobile App Developers Observe Truth-in-Advertising, Privacy Principles - Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission has published a guide to help mobile application developers observe truth-in-advertising and basic privacy principles when marketing new mobile apps.
What did you find interesting this week? Have something to say about what we've found? Share below in the comments!