Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

Mobile development: Avoiding a machine-made approach

Today the proess of building mobile tools is not a battle between competing development technologies, it should be about what the customer needs. Now the tech community is hot for HTML5, which offers abundant benefits over its predecessor for developing web content, including location detection, offline capabilities, improved audio, and enhanced video playback. Moreover, this technology enables mobile developers to focus on creating a singular Web experience, instead of separate apps for the Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry, saving organizations time and money.

However, HTML has problems, too. For instance, one could argur that HTML5 is still less user-friendly than apps are, even though it has the improved features of Web-based technology. Furthermore, HTML5 also has limitations as to how well it can use all the native smartphone’s features.

Source: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/mobile-development-avoiding-a-onesizefitsall-approach-09082011.html