HTML5 is almost 15 years younger than its predecessor HTML4, which finally got released on October 28 2014. In that particular gap, the technology landscape was shifted drastically. Have you ever thought about what changes took place in that time span? Well, here are a few. Google was found exactly after a year HTML4 was finalized. Mark Zuckerberg was only 13 years old by then and Steve Jobs had came back to Apple. In UK, SMS service via different mobile network had just started.
Even when HTML5 has been under development process since 2004, developers were going through a dilemma whether it could replace native apps. Are you aware about what happened afterwards? It got a major back from various social networking websites including Youtube announcing it as default for its videos, Facebook, and even Google for its Chrome browser earlier this year. Amazon has recently banned Flash content advertisements on its site and targeted at HTML5 development.
Flash, therefore, is almost dead. Sooner or later is HTML5 ready to take on?
Does this question ring a bell in your mind? The answer is certainly yes, if we are looking from developers’ perspective. Flash is being replaced by HTML5 and adopted by many PHP development companies in India. So, it is a big yes for web development.
Now, coming on to native development, the same question arises whether HTLM5 is going to overtake; the answer becomes complicated. With a rapid increase in use of smartphones and other devices, more apps are gaining popularity and so is the native development. Even though HTML5 is playing hard to catch up with native development capabilities, but the likelihood will never happen. Do you know the reason? Technically, native apps communicate with the operating system directly, while web apps do the same, but via browser. Thus, this extra layer makes web apps a bit slower and coarser than native apps.
Still so far, 42 percent of developers adopt HTML5 technology in the development of hybrid apps using Cordova. It is best suited for changing landscapes of supporting smartphones, tablets and desktops as there are now more tools and frameworks to support HTML5 development. When compared with HTML4 at the same stage, there is a vast support for HTML5. This is much related to the role of the Internet playing in our today’s lives as compared to 1998, when it was just revolutionising with everything.
Now, smartphones and other devices are continuing that revolution. For the web though, it is the big time for HTML5 development.
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