30 Cool Web Apps Made Entirely In HTML5
Thanks to the power of HTML5, today we can create incredible websites and web applications. The level of interactivity is so high that sometimes you can have the impression that you are not looking at a HTML, but rather at a flash or something similar, thanks to new syntactical features such as the <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG content. Due to these new elements, it will be very easy to integrate multimedia and graphical content to web without using flash and third party plugins.
In this article you can see a collection of 30 cool HTML5 web apps.
The Social Collider reveals cross-connections between conversations on Twitter. It acts as a metaphorical instrument which can be used to make visible how memes get created and how they propagate. Ideally, it might catch the Zeitgeist at work.
Tweetopia is a 3D Twitter hashtag visualization. Tweets are rendered as speech bubbles above small characters living in an dynamically generated environment that changes colors based on a short day/night cycle. New tweets are continuously added to the scene as time passes.
Storm Tracks WebGL
Storm Tracks WebGL is an interactive visualization of hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones and tropical storm tracks. Information was collected from various sources online and includes data from 1848 to the end of 2012. Storm data can be filtered by date, wind speed or name.
I Know the World
Improve your knowledge of the world and its people through game-ified learning.
Darkroom is a photo-editor built for the web, allowing users to apply simple color and geometry adjustments to photographs. Features include: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Tint/Temperature, Levels, Color Blindness Simulation, Color Blindness Daltonization, Red-eye Filter, Rotate, Mirror, and Crop.
This is a house configurator. Starting from a predefined template, the user can build its own house and visit it in 3D.
Drag & Drop GIMP .GGR files into your browser to view them, then export your gradient into CSS or SVG. ColRD gradient creator presents itself as color blocks—just like a palette. This makes it easier to scale, and re-organize portions of your gradient quickly!
My Robot Nation
Create your awesome, totally unique robot online and we make it real with full-color 3D printing and mail it to your door!
WebGL Water Simulation
A pool of water rendered with reflection, refraction, caustics, and ambient occlusion. The pool is simulated with a heightfield and contains a sphere that can interact with the water’s surface.
Inspired by nature – a visual presentation of a algorithm
2D Cloth Simulation
The cloth is simulated by using a combination of point masses and constraints. The point masses are all attached to one another by the constraints, so as gravity tries to pull the masses down the constraints fight to pull the cloth back to its original shape. Its a never ending struggle!
Google Maps Cube
The Evolution of the Web
Interactive infographic from Google about the evolution of the web.
HTML5 web App to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes, etc.
A WebGL demo where you can discovering the world in a new way: see geotagged pictures appear on the world map while they are uploaded to Flickr. Explore what’s going on in the world and how different places look. Get inspired by the colourful pictures people share around the world.
SpacePi is a mouse accuracy/agility game revolving around the defense of 13 bases in the most desolate regions of space. Objective: Create lines to defend against enemy lines. Protect your base until it has grown to its target radius. Collect coins to purchase upgrades. Collect powerups to gain benefits.
Web FM synthesizer
This is a web application made with HTML5 and it’s also using Web Audio API. The application emulates the 80’s most popular synthesizer.
A nice canvas showcase that lets the user perform some customizations of a rotating DNA double helix.
A nice little web app that creates a spinning loading graphic using
canvas, with a VML fallback for non-supporting browsers.
Battle it out in this 3D tank game. Uses HTML5′s canvas element and WebGL.
Draw courses for the sticky figure to ride. Utilizes HTML5′s canvas element.
An interactive film that utilizes HTML5′s canvas element and hardware-accelerated 3D graphics by using WebGL.
A 3D modeler that runs in the browser. It makes use of HTML5′s canvas element and WebGL 3D.
Draw rich illustrations. Uses HTML5′s canvas element.
Bio Digital Human
The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform.
Web app draws functions, parametric equations and supershapes using webgl.
Art of Stars
This is an astronomical sky viewer application that draws stars, constellation, celestial objects on the fly using canvas, based on the current location of your browser.
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