After eight years of work, HTML5 is now ready
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working on HTML5 standard for almost a decade and now, it’s all ready. With this finalized web standard, it will now be possible to design webs to be fully compatible with modern age mobile devices and cloud-based applications.
The next generation of web is here! Unlike previous web standards which were limited to create static web-pages, the new HTML5 has potential to offer a rich user-experience across the platforms. Although web and mobile developers have been using a lot of elements of HTML5 in their websites and apps for last several years but with its official completion, things have turned more stable.
HTML has come to a long way since it was created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. Now its latest version has capabilities to power full-fledged applications for both desktops and mobiles.
Reasons why HTML5 is also a perfect technology for mobile application development include its capabilities of handling multimedia content, various sorts of functions, and animated objects without the requirement of proprietary plug-ins. This wasn’t possible in the earlier versions of HTML5. Older standards were either lagging behind in their application-level usages or if developers, somehow, implemented them for applications, the end-users were required to download proprietary plug-ins, which were often considered unsafe by users.
HTML5 abides the concept of WORA that stands for “write-once, run-anywhere”. Because HTML is already a cross-platform web standard, and its version 5 has limitless scopes to be used with applications too, it has become less costly for mobile application developer to design & develop a mobile app that is supported on multiple mobile platforms.