The Mobile App Debate

HTML5: Hype or Help?

Are all apps created equal? Not at all; itHTML5 depends on the technology -- and the business decisions involved in choosing that technology.

One of the most significant decisions an app developer has to make is choosing which technology will drive the application.

In other words, the choice is whether to develop the app especially for the native operating system of the device, or design the app to use a device’s web browser as a conduit that essentially presents the user with web pages simulating an app’s various screens, controls, and visual elements. The latter is currently used by coding in the relatively new HTML5.

In this White Paper, we argue five reasons why programming in HTML5 is convenient for the developer, but causes end users to miss out on better app experiences. Read The Mobile App Debate; HTML5: Hype or Help?

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