RapidValue has been approached many times by desktop/web developers and CIOs, asking if they can transfer their existing desktop skills (or those of their staff) to mobile application development. We’ve created this paper to help them get started.
Posts tagged ‘HTML5’
People rely on their smart phones, tablet devices and laptops for all kinds of activities. For consumers for shopping and entertainment, and for professionals as an extension of their offices, to collaborate, engage with customers, and get work done. As the power and capabilities of mobile devices continues to grow, taking advantage of powerful new mobile applications and the unique capabilities of mobile devices become even more valuable. Many enterprise developers (and their organizations) are eager to participate in the mobile revolution.
Mobile technology is revolutionizing the way we shop, work and stay informed. In the U.S. nearly every adult now has a mobile phone, and almost one in three has a smart phone—devices almost as powerful as traditional laptops. This explosive growth is being repeated in many other countries.
The powerful capabilities of today’s mobile devices provide fertile ground for countless exciting applications. Although demand is highest for consumer apps, new business applications are also emerging constantly to allow employees and partners to work more productively. For any enterprise that wants to engage, inform and assist its customers or employees, mobile applications create opportunities that are impossible to ignore.
The latest research from Strategy Analytics (published 7th Dec 2011) indicates that the sale of HTML5 compatible phone will cross 1 billion marks by 2013. Multi-device compatibility, support of interactive multi-media features without additional plug-ins, ease of app development and freedom from fragmentation has made HTML5 highly popular among mobile device manufacturers, app developers as well as consumers. It is today one of the fastest growing technologies and an increasing number of companies are shifting their focus to HTML5, the latest being Microsoft and Adobe. Read more
I was a big fan of Flash when it was launched for PCs. It redefined the user experience on web with its rich multi-media and interactive capabilities. However, when it comes to mobile, Adobe Flash seems to be a bit out of place. This certainly seems to be one of the reasons for the innovation in the flash to HTML5 app space.
Flash is bulky, consumes a lot of resources, slows the browser, and eats into the battery lives of devices. With lower battery life, sensitive touch interfaces and open standards, Flash is not a preferable option for mobile browsers. Moreover, even from a security standpoint, Adobe Flash vulnerabilities have been causes for mobile malware infections. Read more