In case you have not been paying attention RIM is making a huge focus on mobile browser/web development and HTML5 as a platform for the BlackBerry PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 10. A friend of mine sent me a great article by Sencha listing their 2012 HTML5 wishlist and it was interesting to see that their number one wish for “Better Mobile Browser Debugging” is something the BlackBerry PlayBook has done since launch and now BlackBerry smartphones have it too. As somebody once told me the best way to debug a Website/HTML5 App for any mobile platform is on the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Other things Sencha highlighted is WebGL which is coming in BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 next month along with compliance and standardization across browsers for HTML5 support. On that front the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS 1.0 still holds its own on HTML5Test rankings and the upcoming OS 2.0 PlayBook beta outranks all the tablet competition. Better yet the latest PlayBook OS 2.0 beta improves things even further with a score of 342.
If you are a web/HTML5 developer I am really curious what you think of RIM’s efforts in this direction. RIM has yet to release any of their own apps as HTML5 WebWorks apps but they are pushing strongly in that direction. Let us know what you think!