What You Need To Know About Mobile App Development With HTML5

What You Need To Know About Mobile App Development With HTML5 - 5280 Software LLC

Are you thinking of building your first iOS or Android app?  As you are thinking about the idea, you should also determine the tools you are going to use.  There is a range of technologies you can use to create a robust mobile application. Most developers prefer using the ones that share a single code base and provide a sure way of creating simple apps.

Did you know that you can build your app using HTML? Most internet users are accessing websites on their mobile devices through the available browsers. Responsive design has made it easy for web content to adjust to the various screen sizes.  For this reason, there is a need to provide a complete mobile experience. With this article, we will explore HTML5 mobile app development.

HTML5 or HTML Living Standard

HTML5, also known as HTML Living Standard, is the fifth and last major version of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), a standard markup language for displaying content on web browsers.  It is a product that came about by merging Web Applications 1.0 and Web Forms 2.0.

The Web  Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), a consortium of the major browser vendors with interests in evolving HTML, maintains the HTML5 specification. The markup language has support from top companies in the design industry such as Microsoft, Apple, Google and Mozilla.

This markup language is recommended by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for use in structuring and presenting multimedia and graphical content on the World Wide Web. HTML5 with the support of CSS3 or JavaScript can handle complex functionalities required for developing mobile applications such as animation and interactivity.

In your HTML5 mobile app development project, you will need the following frameworks

  • JQT (JQTouch)
  • JQuery Mobile
  • Sencha Touch
  • SproutCore
  • Viziapps
  • Dojo mobile

Why HTML5 Mobile App Development?

HTML5 is popular in the development of web-based and cross-platform apps, alternatives to native applications.  The best thing about an HTML5 app is that it can be visible on any mobile operating system and accessed with any browser available online.  

Using HTML5 in your mobile app development allows you to enjoy the benefits associated with cross-platform and web-based apps. It gives you interactive capabilities such as playing audio, video and browser games within web pages. Furthermore, most versions of browsers online implement HTML5 to support mobile devices better.

HTML5 apps are cloud-based, which means that they are from the web, and you won’t find them on your favourite app store. Practically, you do not have to download them to access the content; so to use them, you need to search with your browser or access them through the parent website.

Creating an HTML5 app is easy and does not consume time. These types of applications come with remote updates, so you are relieved from manual updates.  Furthermore, using HTML5 in your mobile app development relieves you from app store standards, guidelines or toolsets and the hassle of designing different products for each device type.

If you are thinking of using native app features such as offline capability on your web application, then you need to consider building yourself a hybrid mobile app for this idea to work. What’s more, you do not have to worry about offline support such as Web storage, application cache and indexed database APIs. Currently, there is no “app store” for web-based or cross-platform applications. 

Major HTML5 Drawbacks In Mobile  App Development

Mobile app development with HTML5 has its drawbacks, which are related to the internet connection, security and performance. Most developers consider it to be slow in performance when compared to native apps.  The performance of these apps varies from one browser to another to the different versions of HTML5 implementations.

Adoption and Acceptance

HTML5 is suitable for businesses that need to update their content frequently. Many companies are experiencing challenges in launching apps in the various mobile operating systems. These organizations are turning to HTML5 mobile application development to reduce cost and streamline operations. Mobile app development using HTML5 makes sense when you want to get access to users from all browser and type of devices.

Bottom Line

At the moment, native apps have a high number of users in the market than HTML5 apps. However, the growth in HTML5 mobile app development enthusiasts is an indication that more programmers and content creators are interested.

There is so much to learn about this markup language if you are thinking of moving from Native apps to HTML5 apps.  HTML5 has been with us for a very long time. Its adoption and acceptance in mobile app development have continued to improve. The markup language is now becoming a technology of choice among many organizations, making it a significant force in the mobile app and web development.

About 5280 Software LLC

5280 Software LLC, located in Denver, Colorado is a premier software development firm.  We have worked with a variety of clients over the years.  Our expert team of developers have helped small to medium sized businesses, startups, as well as enterprise level clients such as RingCentral.  If you are looking to build a mobile app, we can deliver flawless apple ios mobile apps as well as android mobile apps.  These apps can be designed for smartphones, ipad and android tablets, wearable such as smart watches, and even smart TVs.  A website is powerful tool for branding and showcasing the products or services you offer.  We can build you a WordPress, E-Commerce, or custom coded website at competitive prices.

Once the site is launched, or if you already have a website, we offer Search Engine Optimization Services to achieve higher search engine rankings.  Contact us today with your website’s URL and we will put together a free SEO analysis of your site with pricing and timeline to get your site ranked on the first page of Google and other search engines.  Our experienced and dedicated team has a proven track record and provide regular reporting on tasks completed and keyword movements during your SEO project.

Many businesses use multiple software packages and services to run their business.  We offer custom software development services to streamline your business process.  We have developed custom dashboards that can pull data from multiple points and display all this information in one place.  Do you use an off the shelf CRM?  5280 Software LLC can customize this CRM or even build a custom CRM from the ground up based on your requirements.  If you need a custom Windows desktop or Mac desktop application, feel free to reach out to us.

All projects are built according to a clearly defined scope of work.  If you need assistance with scope creation, we offer this as a service.  This scope of work will be used in the provided development contract.  Make sure whomever you hire for your project provides you a development contract with clearly defined pricing, development timeline, payment schedule, and deliverables.

If you have an idea for a mobile app, please emails us your full name or company name and we will send you a signed NDA.  We send NDAs to all potential clients to guarantee your ideas and documents will be kept in confidence.  Once an NDA is in place, feel free to book a free discovery call.  You can also fill out our questionnaire to share the details of your project before your call.  We are the leading firm specializing in building solutions for the web, iphones and other smart devices including IOT.  We can create a custom solution on a variety of platforms using the most current popular programming languages.  Weather it is a cross platform hybrid app or a natively programmed solution, we have you covered!

We look forward to speaking with you about your project.  5280 Software LLC is the premier quality team in the USA that can develop your iOS iphone mobile app, android mobile app, website, or custom software.  Every innovative developer on staff covers the entire needs of the client and can solve your problems with modern, cutting edge coding trends and technology stacks.  Let us turn your idea into reality!

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