Why choosing HTML5 for Apps development?

The mobile apps concept has revolutionised the mobile phone sector, giving way to smartphones and tablets. And yet, in the near future, even greater changes will be coming, as traditional web apps adapt to the new HTML5 standard. Not only does this standard work on laptops or computers, but it also works on smartphones, tablets, smart TV’s and other devices which will mean that we will be able to go online using an ever greater variety of devices. This will mean that innovation in software and services will have a decisive effect on the user experience and on the different platforms through which the apps are executed.

Nowadays, apps development is at the forefront of web development. Creating new user-experiences within devices such as smartphones or tablets is a priority, bearing in mind that more than 55% of mobile phone holders currently have a 3G and/or WiFi connection, which makes it a clear a future market. The development of HTML5 apps offers a user-experience that is totally integrated in the device (phone, tablet, laptop, pc…), making it easier to develop and maintain than classic apps. The features and functions offered by HTML5 apps are equal to those offered by the native apps, allowing access even to the hardware and resources offered by the operating system. This makes it possible to standardise development across different mobile platforms.



The advantages of HTML5 are limitless, and many of them are by virtue of being on the cloud. Email readers such as Gmail , office packages such as Google Docs, file sharing applications such as Dropbox and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are but a few examples. Wherever you go, even if you change device or one of them breaks, they’ll be available.


The apps mobility is often linked to the cloud

Any update is instantly applied and is available from any device, as it automatically updates with each visit, without any need for software compatibility or dependencies on programmes. The web platform’s simplicity is much higher than the native web paradigm. The main issue that apps have been facing so far has been direct interaction with the device’s hardware. For instance, to access a camera, an external app such as Flash was required. But this is changing as development libraries are being standardized, which makes it possible to develop HTML5 apps that access hardware directly , thus harnessing the same power as native apps. End users will not notice any difference, or care about the distinction between native or web apps, but what will matter to them is that they accomplish an important functionality within an integrated and familiar structure. Another advantage is the way mobile web apps are purchased. They do not need to be purchased from the the main online app stores, such as Apple Store, Play Store (previously called Android Market) or Blackberry App World, as they can also be accessed simply from a web browser.

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