Commonly, the debate leads the first application store in order to hit the volume; however, various respondents call for a mobile application strategy, which gives choice between HTML5, Native and Hybrid. One of the most popular application development tools and solutions providers for cross-platform and mobile applications “Telerik” declared the results of its latest Mobile application development survey.
The title of the survey is “The HTML5 vs. Native Debate is Over. The Winner is…,” the survey was conducted in October 2013 and surveyed approximately 3500 respondents from across the world, who are ranging from developers to CTOs to CIOs. It is quite different than last year when more than 94% of developers were betting on HTML5 to win.
Actually, you can find 40% of developers, who have already started developing native, only to switch to HTML5 and 31% have started developing cross-platform in order to switch on native. Todd Anglin, an EVP at cross-platform development toolmaker Telerik, said “Developers are quickly realizing that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for their mobile development process”. He also added “The choice between native and hybrid approaches is dependent on business needs, app requirements, developer skill, development timeline, and other factors.”
There are many developers, who are going for pure HTML5 rather than native, with approximately 41% of developers are developing cross-platform applications rather than native applications, increase from 36% in January 2013. Along with it, there is huge drop in the number of developers, who are developing pure native, all the time: eight percent, down from 15 percent earlier this year.
However, you would find various developers, who are still using hybrid development methods along with some native apps built with HTML5 code, some apps built in pure cross-platform code, some built with native components with shared and more. At this time, one of the major questions is whether HTML5 that can be used to build application-like interactivity as well as capability into a web-native format, is enterprise-ready or not.
According to Telerik, the answer of this question is that a complete third of developers says it is, but a quarter of developers’ say it will be in the next 12 month. A big portion of developers – 43% say that HTML5 is not an enterprise ready before at least a year. And rest one – 6% says it never will be enterprise ready.
The (91%) respondents of this survey said that they are already developing using HTML technology with more projects ongoing to desktop compare to mobile. And 53% of respondents said that HTML5 is one of the best ways to go multi-platform while it also has the advantage of being web-native. Among all the respondents, only 4% of developers are developing for iOS only and 13% are simultaneously developing native apps for all of the web, iOS, and Android.
“When considered in context, we are seeing plenty of cases where hybrid is the right choice for a given app, and others where native still makes the most sense, said Todd Anglin, an EVP at cross-platform development toolmaker Telerik. “What developers need, then, are tools that can help them be effective, regardless of the chosen approach.”
If you have decided to precede your project with HTML technology, you should hire an expert HTML5 developer, who has capability to develop mobile apps using this excellent technology. No matter whether you are looking to develop mobile apps or web development project, HTML5 is god send technology that works amazingly.