Pulse comes to HTML5, prefers Windows 8

If you have not heard of Pulse before, the platform aggregates content in a unique way that gives you a customized look at your favorite sources for news. Pulse initially launched as an app but it has now been ported to HTML5 and works with any modern browser.

Naturally, seeing as the Microsoft team was closely involved, it works well on Windows 8, especially IE10. As you can see in the video above, Pulse works perfectly with touch and seeing as Windows 8 tablets will ship with a HTML5 friendly browser, this makes for a perfect companion website to showcase the power of HTML5 and Windows 8 touch friendly capabilities.

Microsoft has been busy over the last few months and has showcased the power of HTML5 with various projects. It's clear that Microsoft is a big proponent of this web standard and is making sure that IE is on the leading edge of adoption and performance. 

Source: Microsoft

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efjay said,
Like like they simultaneously stopped supporting Windows Phone, classy

The WP7 App is no longer needed, do you NOT GET THIS?

Just like Pandora's HTML5 site works like an 'App' on WP7, and the need for a dedicated App is a waste of time.

IE on WP7 has the underlying technologies to support HTML5 content as 'Apps'.

thenetavenger said,

The WP7 App is no longer needed, do you NOT GET THIS?

Just like Pandora's HTML5 site works like an 'App' on WP7, and the need for a dedicated App is a waste of time.

IE on WP7 has the underlying technologies to support HTML5 content as 'Apps'.

Of course it's needed, I want to do some offline reading when I'm on the tube! Websites are quite useless at that

I checked it out and the UI is gorgeous but I'll probably stay with Feedly. Feedly has the "preview" option which opens the original article on a frame within the tab. This is useful for feeds that do not contain the whole article (i.e. Neowin).

It's not a standard yet though, is it? Last I heard it was still draft and subject to change.

Although that being said, that didn't stop all the WiFi manufacturers bringing out a million and one products with Draft-N technology in them

Lamp Post said,
I cannot seem to get scrolling to work on iPad, though. Is that just a fault of Safari?

I'm pretty sure there is a Pulse app...

link6155 said,
Works on all modern browsers on all platforms.

I'm not sure if w3c touch component is baked into chrome yet, or maybe they are doing their own. So feature like pinching might not work if Chrome doesn't suppport it.

MASTER260 said,

I meant for the special advantages Windows 8 gets...

Google and others have to create this functionality. They at the very least need to offer better touch UI technology that is consistent for Websites to utilize.

Pinch Zoon, scrolling are NOT enough for a Web Site touch experience anymore, we have new concepts and technologies that they could be using.

Tell them to get with it...