Here are few stories that caught our attention this week including debunking the myths and misconceptions of HTML5 vs native mobile apps, seven universal challenges of cloud computing, McDonald’s is launching a new packing design that uses QR codes to give consumers nutritional information; plus, more Follow Friday stories this week.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news 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 Vs. Native Mobile Apps: Myths and Misconceptions - Forbes
By Eric Savitz
2012 may be remembered as the year HTML5 – the catch-all term used for the latest protocols that define the content, layout, and navigation of Web pages through browsers – took the Internet by storm. Yet concerns surrounding HTML5’s architecture linger, along with a debate concerning the use of native mobile apps versus apps developed for the mobile Web. Why should anyone care?
Beware: 7 Sins of Cloud Computing - Wired
By Jake Gardner
While none of these problem areas align with the so-called deadly sins, the reality is that each represents a real challenge that can arise in many organizations, whether enterprises or SMBs, when it comes to implementing and maintaining a cloud architecture. These are universal challenges. While each is not an ultimate, insurmountable hurdle to adoption, thinking about how each of these is wrong, or at least misguided, is a smart way to navigate toward successful cloud strategy and implementation.
McDonald's Nutrition Info Now in QR Code Form - Mashable
By Emma Hutchings
McDonald's is launching a new global packaging design that uses QR codes to give consumers nutritional information about their food. It is the latest brand to promote informed decisions about health. The designs will be featured on all carry-out bags and fountain beverage cups, communicating "brand stories" and delivering facts with a mix of text and illustrations. If the QR codes are anything like the Trackmymacca app in Australia, they could also include information about where the food comes from.
Practice in an Underserved Community Realizes the “Triple Aim” With Help of an EHR - HIMSS
By Shelley Price, MS, FHIMSS
One primary care physician in a small practice saw the overwhelming need to provide better care to more people in his local community. After implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), 2012 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award winner Dr. Jeremy L Bradley not only increased the number of patients he cared for by 28%, but improved the health of his diabetes and hypertension patients, and saw a savings to his practice of 277%.
Changes in form, user behavior drive changes in mobile development - SD Times
By Suzanne Kattau
A wide range of new client form factors, plus changes to the way people will use mobile applications, will increase developers’ need to build flexibility into their applications, according to “The Future Of Mobile Application Development,” a Forrester report that was released last week.
The report, written by analysts Jeffrey Hammond and Julie Ask, explains how modern mobile applications will evolve over the next few years and what development teams should prepare for now. If you’re a developer looking to build modern applications that will deliver contextual customer experiences, there are UI changes coming that you will need to understand, according to the report.
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