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HTML5, A Serious Contender to Native App Development or Not?
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5155-0633
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5966-0033
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many desktop applications have moved away from heavy client-side programs tolighter web-based solutions served from the cloud. Mobile applications have also beentraditionally client-based in the form of native applications. With the use of HTML5,however, there is a growing shift towards web apps as opposed to native. HTML5technologies are enabling mobile apps to run in the browser with some native appfunctionality. HTML5 has received a great deal of attention since its release in 2009,there are numerous articles and discussions on the Internet. Some developers are verynegative and some are very positive towards the idea that it is a serious contender inmobile application development. This report presents research carried out to get theviews of developers as to their current use of HTML5 and how much they expect tobe developing mobile apps using HTML5 in the future. Judging by the level ofresponse gained and comments given, this is a very hot topic right now. The researchshows that HTML5 is a viable alternative to native app development but it has somelimitations and has some way to go before it could begin to replace native appdevelopment altogether.

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2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
HTML5, Android, cross-mobile, mobile app development, web app
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Computer Science Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10676OAI: diva2:633869
Educational program
Bachelor programme in Computer Software Development
2013-06-17, H10-Aula, Norra Stationsgatan 8A, HÄSSLEHOLM, 09:15 (English)
Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-06-22 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved

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