Ever increasing options for mobile access to your production systems is largely the result of one thing—no, not just that the vendors want to sell you something new—it’s that you're using mobile devices more and more for remote connectivity.
Behind the scenes of mobile web site development used to be the requirement for an entirely different web site design to be accessed by mobile devices. Then came the ability to do responsive web design, which enables a web page to reorient itself for optimal viewing automatically, whether it’s being displayed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.
But even with responsive design, the growing use of images accounts for more than half of the data you download when accessing a page. And with industrial web applications, images—though rarely, if ever, high-resolution—are a big part of the attraction to mobile HMIs.
With that in mind, I wondered how the development of a new piece HTML code, known as
Speaking about this with Benson Hougland, vice president of marketing at Opto 22, the developer of groov mobile HMI, he says that “
Given that a primary design goal for groov is the ability to use groov across modern versions of all web browsers, Hougland notes that the
Hougland adds that Opto 22’s position is to “always implement HTML5 specifications where appropriate, with respect to standards implementation within the groov platform. In this regard, once either ratified or widely implemented across all browsers, it is our intention to take advantage of these types of advancements where appropriate.”
The Gizmodo article notes that