The advent of HTML5 has surfaced as a gold rush for developers who have started to update their websites to have more intuitive design. moreover with mobility coming to the center stage it has also become imperative for them to have a mobile application. It is a known fact that most of the websites today have been created using HTML version 2 or 3 that dates back to the ’90s. These websites either have minimal capabilities or are big resource hog due to addon plugins. On the other hand newer website developed using HTML5, encompass in a diversity of options from responsive design to web based applications.
The rise of smartphone era has put a diverse effect on day-to-day life applications such as e-commerce, gaming, utilities, and communication. This has made it imperative for HTML5 developers to have applications running on these smartphones or atleast mobile optimised websites that can be accessed by end users. There is no denying the fact that HTML5 is the future of web and as web technology for mobility continues to evolve, there would be larger adoption of HTML5.
There are a range of possibilities in terms of mobile apps development when it comes to HTML5:
Cross Spectrum of Development
There has been a tug of war going on between developers on the use of native apps and HTML5 based application. While many argue that due to a range of platforms coming into picture it is far easy to have HTML5 based applications which has cross platform support, others lobby for the fact that native applications have a deeper connect with the core features of the operating system.
As the technology is evolving, there are more and more open standards coming into picture giving way to API tools. Nowadays, there are a range of API tools in the market related to any platform for the developers. There tools help the developers use the core features of their services in order to create web applications for end users. HTML5 has played a vital role in that sphere as developers are able to cross link web application interface with that of mobile application.
As the adoption of HTML5 is increasing there are more and more tools being created from prototyping to QA, to live testing. Moreover, as the core code of HTML5 can be used in the same way for mobile applications as well as web applications, it is far easy to incorporate same tools in both.
There is a huge learning curve in that matter and HTML5 has just started to lay its foundation on the web. Mobile apps development has got a huge opportunity to improve their user engagement by providing them with intuitive services and interactive tools, hence creating a viable web of information sharing.
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John Ashmit is a self-employed author, blogger & illustrator. He Loves creativity and enjoys experimenting with various techniques in both print and web. He love to write on mobile application development, latest technology reviews, CMS like wordpress, joomla, magento and much more.