As this new technology evolves, HTML5 definitely bring a few advantages to mobile development. Specifically designed to provide enhanced web applications as well as improving overall usability, HTML5 has a few key features and overall improvements that companies interested in a mobile strategy should look towards for their next development:
Although many mobile app developers are moving towards HTML5, it’s not to say that it is free from challenge. One of the biggest hurdles to consider is if HTML5 mobile development can provide the same user experience of heavily animated or specialized native apps.
However, the HTML5 markup language will assist with the improvement of the overall user experience. It's designed to deliver features such as high-definition video, music, and animation, all without requiring additional software or browser plug-ins. The technology also aims to enable faster page load times.
Geolocation is often referenced with this type of mobile development because the devices that are including HTML5 are already supporting the GeoLocation API and can serve as an added feature to your organization’s application.
Instead of having the user enter a Zip Code, why not have the app use the user’s exact location?
In addition, all major web browsers support HTML5, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.
Distribute with Ease
Forget relying on the App Store or Google Play. With HTML5, the content lives on the web, allowing it to be shared and linked to more easily, providing greater potential for sharing among web users.
Although HTML5 mobile development is becoming increasingly popular, room still exists for the argument of whether or not companies should select HTML5 over native app development. After all, both development methods do have clear “Pro versus Con” lists.
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