HTML5 is an extended, updated version of the traditional web markup language HTML, or Hyper-Text-Markup-Language. It has been heralded by Steve Jobs as the “future of the internet” when Apple decided to eliminate Flash on all iOS devices (like your iPhone or iPad).
HTML5 has garnered a lot of positive attention from leading technology companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft for its ability to bring greater web compatibility and interactive performance to mobile web viewing.
But the question remains, how exactly are we going to use HTML5 to build you a mobile app?
A de facto requirement for any modern mobile device’s operating system is that it comes pre-equipped with an HTML5 compatible web browser. This means that no matter what smartphone or tablet your customers are using, they will experience a consistent, rich, interactive experience. This in turn can save you a small fortune in the development and design fees that would ensue if you were to target each device’s operating system individually. HTML5 is your one-size-fits-all app solution.
Many websites can find a user’s current location using a devices’ IP address ( this is basically a number that is assigned to each device to identify it on the web), but this method can be unreliable. HTML5 lets us make use of an alternate method by calculating a user’s location by wifi towers and native GPS. This means that we can offer them exact directions to your business.
HTML5 supports Native Video and Audio Streaming. What this means for your app is that Flash( which many mobile devices do not support) can be bypassed entirely so that videos, podcasts and more can be experienced in their native format on your smartphone.