HTML5 apps and their prospects.

The smartphones have revolutionised the way we live and think, and in doing so, it’s ecosystem has gone through several changes. With new technology and new mobile phones, the app developers are under significant pressures to adapt to changes and build apps that are great, both in style and functionality.

Before starting, we must know the difference between HTML5 and Native app.

A Native app is an app which is built using the technologies which are native to a particular ecosystem or operating systems like Android or iOS. For example, the native apps on iOS are developed using Objective-C or Swift and the apps for Android are drawn up on Java. On the other hand, the HTML5 apps are built using HTML, Javascript and CSS. These apps are referred daily as web apps and can be run using the OS browser.

Why is HTML5 better?

The primary difference is the portability. While the native apps can be used only on the OS they are developed for; the HTML5 apps can be utilised across all different OS and devices. When it comes to updating, whenever an update is compulsory a single app can be tested and updated. This also updates the apps on all devices without any delay. Clearly, the HTML 5 has an upper hand here. It is also very cost efficient. They are not very expensive to develop and maintain, unlike the native apps. A single HTML5 app can be developed by a single developer for all the operating systems, but native apps require a developer for each OS who has a speciality in making apps for a particular operating systems.

Speed and Performance

Although native apps are faster than HTML5 apps, the efforts are being made to increase the speed and efficiency of javascript interpreters.

The Future?

The future of HTML 5 apps looks bright especially for the content driven apps. Apps on HTML can be more efficient by increasing their speed and interactions with different kind of devices. Although there are hybrid apps available, HTML5 apps can enjoy their fair share of success in near future.