Mobile application development – Top 3 reasons to prefer HTML5 over others

iOS mobile application development and Android mobile application development are doubtlessly two most popular technologies to create an app but HTML5 is also getting an exclusive place in the global community of mobile software developers. A group of developers suggested pretty good reasons to use HTML5 over other technologies. Here are the most popular of them:

Coding made simple.

The coding of the app begins with targeting it to particular platform. Native languages cannot offer cross-platform compatibility. When using the purely native approach, mobile application development experts need to code a single app in multiple programming languages for multiple platforms. Another way is to develop single code using a native method and port this code to multiple platforms. But porting isn’t always a foolproof method and many bugs are left in porting an app from one native technology to another. On the other hand, HTML5 is the single answer for all sorts of platforms. A single code built using the combination of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript can run across platforms, from mobile to tab, to desktop, to laptop. It’s because all modern browsers provide support to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript technologies.

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Simple social media integration.

It is too simple to integrate social media buttons to HTML5 based applications than to those based on native technologies. Doing same to applications based on native technologies isn’t simple and that’s why many developers ignore it. In Q1 2013, the combined number of apps in the stores of Google and Apple was noted as 1.5 million and more than 60 percent of them had never been downloaded, not even a single time. Its simple reason is that neither had they received stores’ attention nor users knew about them. But if they had social media integration, then they would have a different story. Ignoring social media integration is a kind of self-destructive step that new or an inexperienced mobile application development company often take. Professional mobile application development companies are well aware of this fact. It’s the demand of time than merely a trend. Today, people are more socially active than they were 5 years back. Forbes shared information that social media engagement has increased to 800 percent in U.S. from 2005.

No need to meet stringent app store guidelines.

The app store like iTunes will hardly approve an app that doesn’t meet its guidelines. In this way, many apps never get approved. But with HTML5 applications, there is no need to meet stringent guidelines of any app store. Also, updating app does not annoy end-users. A purely native app annoys users whenever an update is pushed by developers. End-users need to use internet data to update an app, and it ultimately costs money. Many mobile application development companies push more updates than others and keep frustrating users. But users need not to do anything when it comes to update HTML5 apps. Because HTML5 apps work in the cloud, users do not need to take any action to update their apps. Users can hardly notice that an update has been made. More information @ Rapidsoft Technologies

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  2. the second-half of the last point is kind of hilarious.. Because with “in the cloud” apps you must have a internet connection all the time.. I rather download an update every month, than use the i-net connection all the time when I use the app?! and 5 mb local-storage, which would give you a good workaround, is most times not enough for good html5 – Aps…

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