What Do You Know about HTML5 Mobile App Development?

On 18 Jul., 2017

No doubt HTML5 is chosen because of the reduced development cost and complexities over native technologies. When implemented by skilled developers, it’s not difficult to apply HTML5 to enterprise app development too.

What Do You Know about HTML5 Mobile App Development?

HTML5, the latest web standard is getting popularity these days. Many businesses with little investment and need of rapidly implementing mobile apps are now turning to HTML5. No doubt HTML5 is chosen because of the reduced development cost and complexities over native technologies. When implemented by skilled developers, it’s not difficult to apply HTML5 to enterprise app development too. With surfacing a number of HTML5 frameworks, the technology has become a simple and easy alterative to native mobile app development technologies. Organizations, which require implementing an app to multiple platforms in single shot, are looking toward HTML5 quite expectedly.

With all this simplicity and easiness, creating HTML5 apps is not still a child’s play. Issues related to performance and securities are always associated with using web technologies and, HTML5 is one of them. In some cases, it’s quite hard to attain desired user experience and performance with a web technology like HTML5.

Still, HTML5 is getting space in mobile app development industry. Let’s learn what exactly is HTML5 mobile app development?

What is an HTML5 app?         

HTML5 abides the concept of WORA which simply means - write once, run anywhere. The same concept applies on mobile apps created using HTML5.  These apps run on any platform and support any browser; in case they are web apps. A pure HTML5 application is the collection of web pages optimized to run on mobile devices. The latest standard 5 provides advanced support for a number of things like streaming video and audio, graphics and animation. With these supports developers are able to create a completely fresh mobile app experience which also works offline.

But HTML5 can merely do anything for mobility. No HTML5 web page or app looks amazing without integration CSS and JavaScript.

How HTML5 mobile application development works?

Developers include CSS and JavaScript files to the HTML5 code. Also, there are several HTML5 frameworks for mobile app development. An ideal framework can manipulate and recycle the Document Object Model (DOM) elements in order to improve the performance. With JavaScript, behavior and list control can be controlled.

As I already mentioned, there are several frameworks. But they don’t work in the same way. Before using any of the frameworks, developers need to do all required home-work to avoid any issue caused by not having sufficient knowledge about particular framework or related technologies.

What to keep in mind when building HTML5 apps?

Memory and performance limitation are the key considerations for the development of HTML5 mobile apps. Developers need to be a bit more careful while handling page flow. Also, they should have enough experience in implementing DOM. They should make the model simpler to cut down time in navigation. 

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