No doubt, HTML5 is one of the best markup languages that enhance every developer’s speed towards their development task.
However, we have seen that this technology becomes complex with the rise of mobile as if we are considering desktop, it find it perfect.
We all know that web development is still in its development stage and developers are gaining expertise in this field. If we are considering it on mobile, it is just a terrifying.
Many developers are getting confused to develop robust HTML5 mobile application and thus, here we have created step-wise guide that helps you to create remarkable application.
It is necessary to be web developer first before starting mobile application development task. Here, we are considering Titanium Mobile as an HTML5 solution among four well-known solutions.
It is one of the easiest ways to access website through the browser. In Android and iOS offer, users can have a feature for adding a shortcut of the web application to the dashboard.
Application here is of a full screen, if it is set to the right alternative and works offline with Appcache. It is heard that Firefox on Android, Firefox OS and Android will present the users that mobile can add web application. Moreover, one can have to add a web app in his/her mobile.
Phonegap / Cordova
Currently, Phonegap / Cordova is the best agreement as it has an entire ecosystem of tools, forums, developers, etc.
One can take advantage of HTML5 APIs just like the native ones. Ultimately, you can have a real application to use. Moreover, they are following HTML5 APIs specification in their platform for helping web application’s transition.
Such solution works best when team is bigger and have expertise of native coding. Generally, big companies are choosing such solution to implement. Moreover, they can also use combination of HTML and native UI components for flexibility and performance respectively.
Native HTML is one of the best solutions that connect native code and HTML together. Here, the code will be executed by the OS directly.
Additionally, one can have to access all the APIs and considering the debugger, it’s perfect. If we are looking it as practically, we find it Firefox OS and Tizen only have such type of system.
Let’s discuss about Mobile HTML5 apps myths. Mobile HTML5 development began when Steve Jobs announced it as the famous keynote from where he presented the iPhone for first time.
At that time, Safari was one of the best browsers in terms of HTML5 features and Chrome wasn’t launched yet. However, after one year, Objective-C was accessible to the development task when application store arrived.
A group of developers together created Phonegap with a wiki as a website. At that time, mobile HTML5 development was started and thus, many people get frustrated through the platform.
Since that time, many things can be happened like smartphone comes with powerful CPU, HTML5’s specification becomes more precise, CSS can be done with the GPU and the browser engines are much better. A huge improvement got by the front-end development.
Generally, jQuery Mobile is not preferable and mostly, developers are using it for mobile development task. Such problems are not solved by Bootstrap. It is not mobile –friendly, but it is responsive.
It is not fair to compare HTML/CSS with their native components that generally native developers are doing. Ready-to-use components are provided by native platform that are fully tested, optimized and integrated with performance features.
iOS have capability to hide/remove a long list automatically while one can’t do in pure HTML/CSS. Moreover, developers are avoiding developing Web UI with Android and Google as it never provide a Web UI framework.
Microsoft’s Metro UI comes with the same features like C#, C++ and HTML: See below image for more information.
If we are talking about Firefox, we find it more interesting as it uses the same CSS as the third-party developers. It allows developers to contribute directly through Github:
Let’s Talk about Google
Google comes with a different approach. It provides AngularJS and more recently Polymer.
Talking about Polymer, it is a framework, developing web components with ease. It focuses on user interface once they finished developing solid structures of web apps. Material Design is the response.
It is best idea to create a responsive design without resizing elements that looks best on every screen size. Google is using Polymer for offering these components.
Ionic framework is closer to iOS, however, it looks excellent on Android as well. This framework provides AngularJS directives, animations, well-optimized, and so on.
Drifty is a company, who works behind Ionic Framework, is working with their experts on Angular Material. Moreover, some other available options are:
- Onsen UI
Now, you might get an idea about HTML5 mobile development. If you have any questions or want to develop apps in HTML5 then contact Perception System with your project’s details.
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