SAN FRANCISCO: Intel is revamping its developer platform to rally support behind the HTML5 platform.
Speaking at the company's 2012 IDF conference, Intel software and services group general manager Renée James said that the company was working to improve the platform and turn HTML5 into the preferred means for creating applications which can run across all desktop and mobile platforms.
"We have done substantial work and will continue doing more work around performance," James told developers.
"Our position is clear, we believe it's a real solution for where users want to go and where users will demand we go as an industry."
James noted that while HTML5 applications have at times struggled to keep up with performance demands, the company would continue to back the platform.
"We want to make sure it does not go the way other promising languages have gone," James said.
To help advance the platform, the company is working on a number of initiatives and projects around improving HTML5. Intel said that it plans to offer developers HTML5-based services such as federated identity management, locational services and digital storefronts, which developers can integrate with their applications.
The company is also looking to lend developers a hand with their strategic and marketing angles. Intel said it would be revamping its developer portal and adding additional services and programmes around areas such as marketing, advertising and strategic planning for small and independent application developers.
The company hopes that the move will lay a foundation for a community of developers who create HTML5-based "transparent computing" applications which are able to run on and interact with both mobile and desktop systems regardless of operating system.
"We have had that industry vision for a decade and now it is becoming a reality," James said.
"Transparent computing seems pretty far away from where we stand today, but we have always believed that the future of computing is what we make it."
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