As more organizations adopt HTML5 as a default programming language due to its increasing popularity, companies have more reasons than ever to fully utilize the new way of coding for a variety of uses. Because HTML5 is intrinsically useful as a way of coding so that mobile devices as well as traditional laptops and desktops can view the same code in a platform-agnostic way, the language has gone from a slow start to increasingly heavy usage. Already, major platforms and retailers have begun using HTML5/jQuery as a way of making sure that Web pages are compatible with a broad range of devices.
Recently, Adobe, which has traditionally been opposed to working with services that don't use its proprietary Flash player, added HTML5 support to Primetime DRM, according to ZDNet. This indicates that Adobe may stop trying to engineer the market in such a way that Flash is a must-have, and that they will instead focus on a more open outlook toward other protocols. That they have finally made this transition as HTML5 comes out signals that they have tremendous faith in the language as a platform, which will likely cause other big name companies to throw their weight behind it.
Other large groups that have begun supporting HTML5 include Netflix, which recently announced, according to Geeky Gadgets, that native playback support in Linux through HTML5 is coming in their Netflix Web player. Linux users have had to use a variety of tricks in order to get Netflix to play on their machines in the past, including using Windows emulators. Now, though, HTML5 will allow them to play it natively within the Chrome browser in Linux. This is just more evidence to support the further adoption of HTML5 throughout different companies as a new standard for delivering Web content to a variety of devices and operating systems.
Utilizing the newest features of HTML5 on a variety of platforms is as easy as learning the code itself, and since it is based on one of the most universally-known interfaces currently used, there isn't much of a barrier to entry. As technology marches forward, expect to see an increase in the amount of platforms and features that support the deployment of HTML5, and a subsequent increase in accessibility, mobility and usability for consumers as they work with any content from any place.