It may sound perverse, but releasing WinJS as open-source software that works on rival browsers could help Microsoft get more apps on Windows.
Developers writing apps using the Cordova software foundation now can reach Mozilla's browser-based operating system as well as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry OS.
The company will now allow Web app developers to port their HTML5 programs directly to its Appstore.
A start-up hoping to capitalize on the arrival of Web applications is releasing a major update to its tools for building those apps.
Google releases the first developer version of its Native Client software to give Web apps the speed of native apps. It wants programmers to try it out, and Adobe looks interested.
Web SQL Database, which enabled Web apps to store data while offline, meets its official demise as a formal standard.
Web programmers who want to span multiple mobile browsers can with Sencha Touch 1.0, available today for free. It's WebKit-only for now, though.
Wappwolf is a Webapp that lets users set up automatic file conversion and other neat tricks using Dropbox and Google Drive.
Pictarine is a great, free Webapp that lets you organize and view photos from many popular social media sites.