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Dan Bricklin Article - Worth Reading - An Overview of HTML 5, PhoneGap, and Mobile Apps

In the article at the link below, Dan Bricklin--a good friend and adviser to Alpha--provides a clear, high-level overview of HTML5, PhoneGap and Mobile Applications, and answers many of the common questions regarding those topics.

Read the article: http://bricklin.com/html5gap.htm

More background information on Dan:

DAN BRICKLIN


The co-founder of Software Arts, Dan Bricklin, along with Bob Frankston, developed VisiCalc, the pioneering spreadsheet program that helped launch the personal computing industry. His most recent product is Note Taker HD, a popular iPad note-taking app. Dan also developed the SocialCalc spreadsheet program for Socialtext and the One Laptop Per Child's XO computer, and is known for his award-winning Dan Bricklin’s Demo Program for the IBM PC released in the 1980s. Bricklin’s industry honors include induction as a Fellow of both the Association of Computing Machinery and the Computer History Museum, and receiving the IEEE Computer Society Computer Entrepreneur Award for pioneering the development and commercialization of the spreadsheet. He is a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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