It’s great to be out talking to clients, both existing and prospective, about how Fieldforce iQ is put together and the technologies we’ve used to build the platform.
For the most part there is a lot of nodding and expressions of agreement and understanding as I talk about the use of Apache Tomcat for the web and middleware, MySQL for data storage, Rabbit MQ for the service bus, etc. But the more interesting reactions come when we get to talk about the mobile application and how we solved the challenge of delivering truly cross-platform Intelligent Workflow applications. In particular the revelation that our SmartWorker mobile platform uses HTML5!
Now, unless you actively avoid reading any of the vaguely IT-orientated news site or blogs you will have heard of HTML5. A quick exploration on any of the major search engines brings up a whole list of sites purely dedicated to this one piece of technology. There are many blogs with articles discussing HTML5 from every viewpoint. So, with all this information flying around, it is no wonder that the mere mention of this almost magical five letter acronym can elicit a whole range of reactions from surprise, to concern, to delight.