We are happy to announce the winners of the The NTNU HTML5 Challenge. After reviewing both the quality of the code of and the responses we have our winner.
Our winner is Dag Einar Monsen with GanjaFarmer, a community favorite with high quality code. Dag Einar will get to choose what Opera office around the world he wants to complete a summer internship in 2011.
The runner-ups Samer Nakfour (Weather5) and Samuel Wejéus (Tweetiebirds) will be offered a summer internship in the Opera offices in Norway or Sweden.
We would like to thank all participants for the cool applications they have submitted. You all made this competition amazing!
On Oct 20 Opera held a workshop at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, on the latest features of HTML5 and CSS3. During the workshop, Opera challenged the students to create the best HTML5-based application.
The winner of the challenge will be offered a 3-month paid internship in the Opera Software office in either Japan, China, Poland or Norway. The winner will be announced Nov 15, 2010. Check out the finalists and tell us who you think should win!
What makes this game so cool isn't the fact that it's made completely out of HTML5 or highly addictive, but we are pretty sure most people playing it won't even notice that this isn't your average run of the mill Flash game. Using Opera that is, just take a look at the frames per second:
Opera Web Evangelist Bruce Lawson and his friend Remy Sharp are not like the rest of us. They did however write a rather extensive article for Smashing Magazine together, killing of a few myths surrounding HTML5.
Do you want to know the history behind HTML5? Perhaps you think that an HTML5 Guru will hold your hand the first time you try it? We suggest you take a look at their myth-busting article. They even explain how you can use of HTML5 video, how it can and can't replace Flash and how it can be done with perfect backward compatibility.
A crew of employees from Opera are at IBC, The International Broadcasting Convention, an annual trade show for everything TV. IBC is Europe's largest professional broadcast show and is held at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IBC is not a consumer show. Something I experienced at the event this year. There's a lot of serious business going on down here and the big thing is (of course) 3D.
At the Opera stand we are showing off cool web applications and technology on TV's and set-top boxes running Opera as their framework or platform. The booth area is very busy, with new potential partners and customers dropping by every minute:
Opera has a lot of partners in the TV/broadcasting industry. Many systems are based on Opera technology. Here's an interface built with Opera technology. And no, that's not an iPad on the devices table:
We apologize for the sound quality in this video clip (it was shot using my mobile phone). If you crank up the volume a bit, you should be able to hear what Mikael Albertsson, an Engineer from Opera Software, has to say about Opera Widgets running on TVs. Also, notice the insane Twitter Widget rage after 0:26 seconds.
And last, but not least, here's a demo of a set-top box running Opera with support for the video tag in HTML5. It was amazing to have a YouTube clip in 1080p running on a TV. The quality was flawless and the rendering was incredibly smooth:
The Opera stand is located in Hall 4. If you're in the area, stop by our booth for a chance to meet Opera people, get a drink and see our cool demos!