Mobile business intelligence (BI) market is facing one major issue these days that is when vendors need to develop multiple versions of an application to run on all types of mobile platforms which leads to a drawn out development process and increased production costs. However, the steady growth of HTML5 may eradicate this issue forever with the exclusive capability of running application in a browser instead on a local device.
How HTML 5 can obliterate the multiple version issue?
HTML5 development will allow the developer to develop only one version of an app that will be successfully run on all HTML5 supporting browsers. In case web app developers need to add other functionalities which are accessed via web language, he can render support from mobile app development framework solutions like Adobe’s PhoneGap and Appcelerator. They wrap HTML5 code with native API’s very easily. Moreover, with big names endeavor mobile BI apps, thus makes mobile BI market the most disruptive one.
Multiple versions for one application.
With the substantial growth of smartphone devices in the business enterprise market and ‘anywhere; and ‘anytime’ is the most sought after features in BI solution, developers have understood that it is highly imperative to offer solution that is available everywhere. However the ability to adduce such type of product comes at the cost of both time and money. In case vendor want to develop an app for all available platforms like BlackBerry, Apple, Android and Windows, he need to develop to do so separately for each platform.
In addition to the time and money it costs, it is not a flexible model when an update has to create for the core app, the change has to be made to very platform that needs to be supported. Earlier there was no technology that could proffer the same type of rich interface that is associated with a native application, but it seems that HTML 5 will bring a change.
HTML5: permits reuse of cod.e
HTML5 development is new conceptualized web language and in under development since 2004. Features making it so special are its ability to offer and run stands alone Rich Internet Apps. It was not the case with HTML5’s predecessors until they get support from third party tools and plug-in such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.
The benefit of going for hybrid approach like HTML5 web development is that developers can cut out the redundancy of code for every new platform they want to deploy on. Instead, code written on HTML5 can be reused on any desired platform.