Many organizations are now considering the use of HTML5 for creating mobile apps, especially those who are entrusted with the task of creating mobile apps that can work across several platforms. The apps created using HTML5 are easy to upgrade and require less upkeep as most of the programmers use and know about HTML5, a free and open source language.
Since HTML5 mobile apps can work across varied devices as well as on browsers, more and more mobile app developers prefer them. For all these benefits, enterprises are weighing the pros and cons and embracing this platform to serve the requirements of the end users.
Listed below are some of the reasons for adopting the HTML5 as a mobile app development tool.
1. Multi-Platform Compatibility
An HTML5 app can work on different mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows Phone. Browser-based HTML5 applications are available on all the devices that support the HTML5. Cost of developing an HTML5 app is much lower than creating native apps for each of the operating systems
2. Catering to Emerging Markets Demand Perfectly
Emerging markets are the largest area of growth for mobile devices. The iPhone and iOS have not gained much popularity in emerging markets, due to their high cost. On the other hand, the HTML5 apps being able to function on a range of devices from cheap to expensive stand a better chance of being accepted by the emerging market.
3. Automatic Updates
4. Freedom of Adaptability
The flexibility of HTML5 platform contributes to the simplicity of mobile app development. This feature rich language has the advantage of performing well on multitude of devices with the code written just once.
5. Ease of Mobile Apps Creation
Native applications have a lot of terms, conditions and policies that have to be fulfilled before being advertised. On the other hand, hosting an HTML5 app is much lucrative as it gets instant popularity in an app store. Creating HTML5 based mobile apps is easy as individual parts need to be installed, which can be utilized using Java, again an open source tool.
6. Making Use of Mobile Device Features
App developers can develop and design mobile apps around the native features of the device. With the increased support, the web standard based mobile apps can make use of the native features of the modern devices, like the camera and the GPS.
7. Packed with Powerful Features
Certain powerful features incorporated in HTML5 based APIs that enable building interactive apps are: test code performance, interaction with the device, enhanced loading speed, offering bandwidth estimation, permitting inspection of device’s battery state and much more.
8. Usage in the Development of Hybrid Apps
9. Easy Availability of App Developers on HTML5 Platform
It is not as easy to find iPhone and Android developers at a reasonable salary. On the other hand, HTML5 is an open source language which is known to many programmers. Therefore developers are readily available to work on this domain, giving organizations a huge respite. Companies can easily hire HTML5 app developers with average pay and increase the profit thereby.
10. More Scope for Design
While designing the HTML5 based apps, developers have the freedom to do whatever they wish. Code the way they want, use any frameworks, tools, and libraries, all without compromising the user’s experience.
With the passage of time, HTML has evolved to a considerable extent and many modern technologies, like many devices and browsers are supporting it, negating the earlier belief that HTML lacks many features that native applications flaunt of. This was not so a few years ago when a HTML5 app was reduced to just performing the basic functions. HTML5 now, being backed by top players of the market, can do brilliant things. Increasing preference for HTML5 based on the above reasons is enough to make a case for its rising usage.
Mehul Rajput the CEO of Mindinventory, a leading web and mobile app development company specialized in android and iOS app development. He does blogging as hobby and love to write about mobile technology.