HTML5 is a language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, and is a core technology of the Internet originally proposed by Opera Software. It is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (created in 1990 and standardized as HTML4 as of 1997) and as of November 2011 is still under development. Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers, etc.). HTML5 is intended to subsume not only HTML 4, but XHTML 1 and DOM2HTML (particularly JavaScript) as well.

News - Commercial ZigFu Development Kit Now Available

The good folks at ZigFu have just announced that the commercial version of their ZigFu Development Kit is now available. With the ZigFu development kit, you can develop feature rich websites, Unity games and Flash applications using depth sensing cameras such as the Kinect.

All application are portable across all operating systems, web browsers CV middleware and 3D sensors. They have a recipe list, API documentation and some great tutorials to get you started on your way to developing robust kinect applications.

News - DepthCam - Stream Live Point Cloud Data in Chrome using HTML5

One particular Kinect Use Case for people who want to get involved using Kinect tech but just can't picture how they would actually use it, is to offer up its depth sensing capabilities as a webcam - or depthcam in this case.

That's exactly what George MacKerron was able to piece together with a short Python script, a simple node.js server and a web based client to receive the depth data. It's all done in HTML5 and uses WebGL to render the 3D graphics in the browser.

News - Kinect Virtual Disco Deathmatch Game Using HTML5 Canvas

The title pretty much says it all folks. A sort of high tech "Simon Says" in the form of a dance off with the help of a Kinect sensor and a little HTML5 Know-how. I'm really impressed by the polish and responsiveness of this HTML5 Kinect Dance game. I'm a big fan of HTML5 and love what you're able to do with it - especially the canvas tag. There are a lot of great tutorials out there if you're interested in learning more about it. If you're a web developer, it's definitely something to think about.

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