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Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-07-11 20:53

Initiated by Allmobilize Inc., an enterprise mobile solution provider, eight hi-tech companies including Microsoft, Intel, Huawei and Alibaba launched the China HTML5 for the Enterprises Industry Alliance to drive the HTML5 (H5) technology application and business fusion.

The H5 alliance also includes iFLYTEK Co Ltd, Kingsoft, and the Institute of Communication Standards Research (ICSR) of the China Academy of Telecommunication Research within the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

Business leaders applaud as they attend the launch ceremony of the China HTML 5 for Enterprises Industry Alliance, held in the Wuqing district of Tianjin on July 9.

Industry leaders join for an era of HTML 5

Chen Benfeng, the CEO of Allmobilize and the chairman of the H5 alliance, explained the advantages of the technology at the first conference of the alliance – which was held in the Wuqing district of Tianjin between July 8 and July 10.

“Development for once, the HTML 5 can be applied to all platforms; a single site URL can be adaptive to all equipment including PC, tablet computer and mobile phone; and a standard will be suitable for all applications,” Chen said.

The H5 technology is promised to meet the challenges of the “information island” and fragmentation.

Chen said the power of a single company is limited in promoting the H5 technology and having it serve the companies and as long as the industrial leaders cooperate and form favorable industrial ecosystems, the earlier the era of H5 can begin. The ecosystem Chen mentions refers to the whole H5 industrial chain which includes applications, operating systems and hardware and network infrastructure.

“Just like a single species, it will be easier for its survival in a tropical rainforest than in a desert,” Chen said.

Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

A photo depicts the first conference of the China HTML 5 for Enterprises Industry Alliance.

The broad application of HTML 5 in technology

Jiang Xiaodan, the director of Web technology research and development at Intel Asia-Pacific Research and Development Ltd, said Intel considers H5 as a collaborative platform from its cloud services to its client side and from its client side to its client side.

Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

Jiang Xiaodan, the director of Web technology research and development at Intel Asia-Pacific Research and Development Ltd, gives a speech at the conference.

Intel has implemented in-depth research of H5 and its relation to web technology in graphic images, video services and computer acceleration. Because the H5 industrial chain is powerful in regards to storage, data mining and deep learning, the company plans to extend its research to robot, unmanned plane, 3D camera support and Virtual Reality (VR), Jiang said.

As an alliance member, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba highlights the cross-platform development of mobile terminals. The combination of Weex, the mobile UI (user interface) development library, and H5 has helped Tmall to realize its record sales of 91.22 billion yuan ($13.64 billion) during the Single’s Day Shopping Festival last Nov 11, according to Wu Zhihua, the senior expertise of Alibaba's wireless platform.

Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

Wu Zhihua, senior expertise of Alibaba, gives a speech at the conference.

Allmobilize CEO: To realize “Invented in China”

The HTML technology was invented by Tim-Berners Lee, the “father of World Wide Web”, in 1990. Though it did not originate in China, the technology was developed in China, Chen Benfeng, the CEO of Allmobilize, said. As a large market for mobile phones, China boasts rich application settings and more requirements will create more technical innovations.

Technology giants initiate HTML 5 industry alliance

Chen Benfeng, the CEO of Allmobilize and the chairman of the alliance, shares his ideas on HTML 5 at the conference.

Chen, who has dedicated more than 10 years to Internet standards settings and browser kernel research, formerly worked for Microsoft’s IE browser research and development team in the US headquarters and sets his goal to promote realization of “Invented in China”.

With an academic research background in Allmobilize, Chen said he hopes to transform the technology into a product which will be original and unique due to its technical features and the promotion of “Invented in China” is what motivated the entrepreneur to return from travels abroad.

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