Intel's Renée James, senior vice president and general manger of software and services, talked about the project during a presentation about transparent computing. She explained Intel sees HTML5 as the secret to truly transparent computing, as developers will be able to better address multiple devices from a single development branch, although it depends on the application. Games like first person shooters are unlikely to go HTML5, while social networking or image sharing apps over HTML5 are pretty sensible.
A native implementation of River Trail has been developed in cooperation with Mozilla for the Firefox browser. Eventually, the technology will be added to the Firefox browser, and Intel hopes it will be picked up by other browser makers as well.