Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mobile developers' interest in HTML 5 is dwindling

Developing mobile applications with HTML5 is one of the hottest topics and it appears that the interest is diminishing (number of developers wanting to use HTML5 has fallen to 59% which had peaked in 2012 to 72.7%) according to,

http://www.appcelerator.com.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/q4-2013-devsurvey.pdf.

Native applications appear to perform better. The reason being that native apps can perform equally well on all browser platforms compared that developed using html5. Written once and run on all is a stretch if you use HTML5.

It appears HTML5 is now best suited for a smaller group that is limited to desktops, content consumption, etc. When it comes to games and enterprise applications such as customer relationship management etc. native applications are preferred.

Another side of the story is the continuing browser wars with browser vendors not giving a serious try to work towards its adoption in a vendor-neutral uniform way.

Read related stories here:

http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/mobile-app-developers-interest-in-html5-slipping-232971

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/nativedebate/

http://www.infoworld.com/t/html5/half-full-or-half-empty-html5s-mixed-outlook-238915?source=rss_application_development
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