The Success Of Native Apps Does Not Necessarily Spell Doom For HTML5




Native apps continue to dominate mobile usage, and this has threatened development of HTML5 mobile Web apps.


But HTML5 apps have improved. The use of HTML5 for app development can complement native platforms. It's not an either/or choice.

Mobile apps built around HTML5 can be wrapped in a shell of native code and deployed to the main native app stores. Alternately, developers can build ground-up native apps for Android or iOS, and then target the rest of the mobile user base with an HTML5 Web app.

In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we explore why HTML5 mobile Web apps are not yet down for the count. We also detail what disadvantages must be overcome by HTML5 if it is ever going to see a sustained increase in mainstream development and usage.

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Here are some of the key advantages and issues surrounding HMTL5 mobile Web apps:

Our report includes downloadable charts and spreadsheets and over a dozen datasets from our ongoing coverage of HTML5 and mobile.

In full, the report:

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