HTML5 and How It Affects the Future of Mobile App Development
HTML5 and the Development of Mobile Application
Back in Junior High, I was first introduced to HTML. This stands for Hypertext Markup Language and it was originally used for the creation of a website.
And true enough, I was able to create my very own website, albeit not as robust as the websites of today. That being said, what used to be a programming language that was solely used for web development can also now be used in mobile app development as well.
How HTML Affects Mobile App Development
HTML5 is the new standard programming language for both web and mobile app development. The beauty of this is that you can create mobile applications that can work on any mobile operating system out there- may it be iOS, Android, and others.
Another major benefit of mobile app development that is so appealing to developers is that you can just use a single codebase.
This not only simplifies the once-complex mobile app development process, but it also helps you do the necessary changes or fixes when you need to more readily as well.
I do have to stress that when you use HTML5 as your preferred programming language for mobile app development that you will end up creating what is known as a Web App.
For those of you who do not know, a Web App is a mobile application that can be accessed through the use of a mobile internet browser. It looks, feels, and acts like a native application; only that it doesn’t share the same performance.
What I do love about web apps is that HTML5 is one of the easiest programming languages to learn and you can create web applications that can be accessed no matter what mobile operating system the user is going to utilize.
Why HTML5 is Slowly Becoming a Frontrunner
There are plenty of reasons why HTML5 is slowly becoming mainstream. One, Fortune 500 companies are already using this programming language as a means for creating their very own mobile applications.
Two, it has experienced rapid growth in this niche, gaining more than 20% usage and adoption rates in just a few year span.
Three, because HTML is a programming language that has been around for so many years now (I am talking about decades here), a lot of developers are already familiar with its use. What’s more, even for people who are just learning their first coding languages, learning HTML5 is very easy.
On top of that, using this particular language helps you create robust apps- complete with features that anyone could possibly want. Of course, there are some that cannot be implemented due to the limitations of this coding language, but most of the features, you can safely implement them in your mobile applications.
Lastly, using this coding language means that you’re going to create a platform-agnostic app which means that you can make use of it no matter what platforms or operating systems you end up using.