In the battle between HTML5 and native apps, HTML5 is starting to become a strong contender. While native app approaches have been a top choice in the past, a recent survey revealed that 57% of participants believe HTML5 is enterprise-ready, or will be in within the next year.
The survey, “The HTML5 vs. Native Debate is Over. The Winner is…,” was conducted by Telerik in October 2013 and polled 3,500 respondents from around the world.
“Not only can HTML5 be a powerful technology for unlocking more you can do via the Web, but done right, HTML5 could be one of the valid approaches for solving some of the challenges that mobile is creating,” said Todd Anglin, vice president of cross-platform products and solutions for Telerik.
According to the company, the survey indicates that the lines between developer preferences for mobile app development approaches are blurring, not only in terms of the end-user experience, but also the app development experience.
“Developers are taking the time to really understand the advantages and best practices for hybrid and native development, and are quickly realizing that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for their mobile development process,” said Anglin.
But not everyone is convinced HTML5 stands up to native. Vision Mobile recently said in a research report, “How Can HTML5 Compete with Native?” there are five areas where HTML5 falls short when compared to native SDKs: APIs, performance, education, tools and marketing.