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Is HTML5 a good choice for mobile application development?

Survey period: 10 Dec 2012 to 17 Dec 2012

Avoiding the topic of non-mobile development, does it make sense for ua to move to HTML5 as a write-once-run-anywhere platform for mobile devices? (I'll use "HTML5 platform" to mean HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and whatever interpreters/compilers are needed)

OptionVotes% 
Yes, HTML5 is a great platform23320.73
Yes, because having a single platform to target multiple devices is needed (regardless of the actual language used)35931.94
Yes, for other reasons171.51
Maybe. Not sure34830.96
No, we should use a different platform other than HTML5484.27
No, we should stick to the technology that suits the individual device968.54
No, for other reasons.353.11



 
GeneralIt does not matter at all Pin
stackh34p13-Dec-12 0:30
stackh34p13-Dec-12 0:30 
GeneralCould not Vote Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Dec-12 19:13
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Dec-12 19:13 
GeneralRe: Could not Vote Pin
Nelek12-Dec-12 22:26
protectorNelek12-Dec-12 22:26 
GeneralRe: Could not Vote Pin
gstolarov13-Dec-12 4:20
gstolarov13-Dec-12 4:20 
GeneralRe: Could not Vote Pin
Mycroft Holmes13-Dec-12 11:55
professionalMycroft Holmes13-Dec-12 11:55 
GeneralWho the heck says it has to be compatible? Pin
Cristian Amarie11-Dec-12 6:13
Cristian Amarie11-Dec-12 6:13 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
12-Dec-12 2:55
professionalN_tro_P12-Dec-12 2:55 
GeneralRe: Who the heck says it has to be compatible? Pin
Sperneder Patrick12-Dec-12 21:23
professionalSperneder Patrick12-Dec-12 21:23 
GeneralRe: Who the heck says it has to be compatible? Pin
Cristian Amarie12-Dec-12 23:20
Cristian Amarie12-Dec-12 23:20 
GeneralNot just multiple devices, but multiple browsers Pin
Doug Domeny11-Dec-12 3:33
professionalDoug Domeny11-Dec-12 3:33 
GeneralHTML5 should stay what it is... Pin
Sperneder Patrick10-Dec-12 20:04
professionalSperneder Patrick10-Dec-12 20:04 
GeneralRe: HTML5 should stay what it is... Pin
ThatsAlok11-Dec-12 19:53
ThatsAlok11-Dec-12 19:53 
GeneralRe: HTML5 should stay what it is... Pin
Sperneder Patrick12-Dec-12 21:19
professionalSperneder Patrick12-Dec-12 21:19 
GeneralWhat's a "ua"? Pin
PIEBALDconsult10-Dec-12 9:54
mvePIEBALDconsult10-Dec-12 9:54 
GeneralRe: What's a "ua"? Pin
Cristian Amarie11-Dec-12 7:35
Cristian Amarie11-Dec-12 7:35 
GeneralRe: What's a "ua"? Pin
Brisingr Aerowing15-Dec-12 15:37
professionalBrisingr Aerowing15-Dec-12 15:37 
GeneralYes, HTML5 Pin
Peter N Roth10-Dec-12 8:22
Peter N Roth10-Dec-12 8:22 
GeneralHTML5 Pin
Ahmed Ibrahim Assaf10-Dec-12 4:58
professionalAhmed Ibrahim Assaf10-Dec-12 4:58 
GeneralIt would be nice if Pin
W Balboos, GHB10-Dec-12 3:23
W Balboos, GHB10-Dec-12 3:23 
GeneralRe: It would be nice if Pin
AlexCode10-Dec-12 20:07
professionalAlexCode10-Dec-12 20:07 
Nowadays the hardware if pretty much abstract to software, it's onus of the OS to be able interface with the devices.
But... Operating systems usually don't mingle... Shucks | :-\

Think about Windows, Linux and OSX... There is no compatible shared area between them.
All apps that run across those platforms rely on some sort of software abstraction layers and the same happens on the mobile world.

There are already a handful of options for cross platform development but then another problem arises: They don't feel native!

This same problem happens on desktop cross platform development. Think about JAVA desktop applications for instance. They run everywhere that supports the JAVA virtual machine, and everywhere the app looks exactly the same, but nowhere it feels native. If you go to Windows it doesn't look like a Windows app, same on Linux and wherever.

There's so much more to say about this but it's too early in the morning here Laugh | :laugh:

Choose wisely!
Cheers!
Alex
GeneralNo Pin
Dan Neely10-Dec-12 3:16
Dan Neely10-Dec-12 3:16 
GeneralRe: No Pin
CDP180210-Dec-12 10:34
CDP180210-Dec-12 10:34 
GeneralRe: No Pin
db7uk16-Dec-12 4:19
db7uk16-Dec-12 4:19 
GeneralHTML5 is horrible... Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic10-Dec-12 2:40
Nemanja Trifunovic10-Dec-12 2:40 
GeneralHTML5 is good! Pin
Aniruddha Loya9-Dec-12 22:03
Aniruddha Loya9-Dec-12 22:03 

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