April 08, 2013

HTML5 Still the Pick When Talking with Big Time CIOs

A real battle seems to be emerging between those who believe native applications are best and those who believe the same about HTML5.

While some heavy hitters such as Facebook (NewsAlert) are starting to believe these apps are the way to go, enterprise companies still seem to think HTML5 is still the best solution. Web browsers also seem to think HTML5 is simply better for what they need.

That’s one of the reasons that Firefox, as one of the most coveted browsers in the world, is using even more of the programming language’s integration in its latest updates and releases.

The big key in this particular war is one that companies like Facebook don’t want you to know. Most of the world will be doing whatever enterprise companies want them to do, because they’re the companies that help the world’s economy go-round. It already seems as if businesses that don’t want to get on the bad side of firms like Apple (News Alert) and Facebook are finding ways around native applications.

Some top CIOs have recently admitted that they are building applications that use quite a bit of the HTML5 language. These applications are then put inside a native application wrapper so that they’ll operate on mobile devices that have proprietary language.

Native app programming and HTML5 ‘hybridding’ might be one way to end this “war” peacefully.

The hiring practices of companies, when it comes to getting developers who specialize in HTML5, seem to bear the fact that the programming language is here to stay. By using this kind of hybrid programming, companies who want to make sure native apps are still the law of the land will be able to get their way, while still allowing for companies who prefer to use the more elastic HTML5 programming code.

Edited by Braden Becker


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