HTML5 mobile development can make apps interesting and interactive, while at the same time it also makes it possible to bring website application as close as possible to the mobile application. In addition to this, it delivers offline storage capabilities, audio and video streaming, document editing, two-dimensional graphics, geolocation services and much more.
Despite the fact that HTML5 offers many advantages, there are some undesirable attributes as well that the mobile app developer should know. One of the biggest setback of HTML5 yet is that it is still under development phase i.e. W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is still testing the platform to make sure that its standards are of the best quality and allows flawless interoperable implementations. The other drawback of HTML5 is that it is not fully implemented yet of all the mobile devices. Despite adopting HTML5, the leading Smartphone manufacturers still lacks full support. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are the ones that support it up to some extent; however, Windows Phone still lags far behind. Nevertheless, both these setbacks will soon be subdued, as the W3C is targeting to achieve the interoperability for full support by the year 2014 and as this technology is going to be the future technology, almost all the Smartphone manufacturer will be getting complete support for it.
Now let us look at the major benefits of HTML5
Performance – compare to Adobe Flash, HTML5 loads application as well as mobile website much faster. Besides, HTML5 does not require any player, add-on or plug-in to play any rich media on the mobile web.
Compatibility – HTML5 offers cross-platform support, meaning any mobile app made using such platform will run flawlessly on various mobile operating systems.
Search Engine Friendliness – websites made using HTML5 offers greater search engine friendliness compare to Flash. It is because each element in HTML5 structure offers header, footer, and content tags, where Flash fails to do so.
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