Gartner Research

HTML5 to Take on New Role in Mobile App Development

Published: 25 April 2013

ID: G00249562

Analyst(s): Van Baker , David Smith

Summary

HTML5 is becoming a dominant design language in mobile app development, but is more than just a markup language. This affects IT managers and architects engaged in mobile app development and mobile Web development.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • HTML5 is a set of specifications, not one thing, which often causes developers to make oversimplified decisions
  • HTML5 in mobile and desktop are different, which means that developers need to understand the various capabilities and potential benefits
  • In pure mobile Web app environments, HTML5 issues are delaying adoption and driving enterprise developers to hybrid environments
  • HTML5 will play a driving role in mobile standards and will enable developers to build more cross-platform apps
  • Bottom Line

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