Survey finds 79% of mobile developers will integrate HTML5 into apps in 2012
A recent article by PC World highlights some interesting statistics that were found in a joint survey from IDC and Appcelerator that queried 2,173 developers between Jan. 25 and Jan. 27: Seventy-nine percent of mobile developers report they will integrate HTML5 in their apps this year.
As more and more developers plan to use HTML5, there is growing alarm regarding the variations in how content is rendered in different browsers. “Appcelerator keeps track of how HTML5 is implemented on browsers that visit its Web site, and comparing a large number of variables, there is a 20 percent to 30 percent difference in how different browsers consume content.” So while HTML5 may seem promising to many developers, fragmentation poses some serious challenges.
In order to better understand and work around some of the challenges, many developers have started using http://html5test.com. This site scores the major mobile browsers on HTML5 capabilities and will give you a breakdown of browser capabilities.
We’ll be doing a webcast on HTML5 on 3/29 for anyone who is interested in developing a native-feel app in HTML5, or wants to hook up to the AT&T Network APIs:
We’ve done several webcasts in the past that you may also find helpful if you’re in the process of developing an HTML5 app:
Are you planning to integrate HTML5 into your app(s) in the near future? Have browser inconsistencies effected your pure or hybrid HTML5 app(s)?