HTML 5 is applauded as the as the programming language that will enable developers to attain multi purpose web application development and ultimately solve many issues faced by mobile application development.
The buzz is supported by a recent survey conducted from 12, 00 developers, which found that more than 75 percent are using or planning to use HTML 5 standard for application development. This is all due to the Adobe’s public denouncement of Flex in favor of HTML 5. It also acclaimed it as the best technology for development and deployment of rich content the browser across the mobile platforms.
HTML 5 offers many real advantages in the consumer space and also for tools such as social media and video. According to some experts, the reality is that HTML 5 development is not enough for the enterprise applications. This programming standard would face issues like security, synchronicity and the fact that it is still evolving as a language which makes it more unreliable for enterprise applications. All who are planning the mobilization of business applications they must prioritize that sensitive data is kept safe and applications must perform as they required to do.
The data security is the main concern in HTML 5 development. The major vulnerabilities associated with HTML 5 applications are phishing, malware and denial of service attacks. According to reports, HTML 5 promotes cyber crime. It may invent new ways to trick people for passing on potential sensitive data or installing malware.
The fact that HTML 5 is still a evolving language. W3C will not finalize the definition of HTML 5 for several more years to come which is a matter of concern about its validity and reliability. But in coming years, when 4G will arrive, many such concerns will vanish but till then HTML 5 is considered in context of 3G technology which is not a fool proof technology.
In next four to five years, when 4G will be here HTML 5 may have matured enough to be trusted for wide range of enterprise applications and development purposes. Till then, it is advisable that for developing classic business applications, it is more sensible to go for native development. It means that applications can be optimized to the programming interface that a specific device platforms offers.
Various mobile applications platforms are built in the same arena as HTML 5- develop once and deploy anywhere. The advantage of native mobile applications that they will not proffer above stated issues of security, synchronicity and reliability.