Mobile development — it’s an amazing area to be involved in right now. And when you are assigned to developing an app, then which is better? To write an HTML5 mobile app or to go with native code instead?
The question is the UI and UX of the apps developed for the mobiles. If you are working on an html5 enterprise application development and want that it will run smoothly on cross platform, then it is a tall order. The main problem is that different mobiles use different OS, and you need to integrate your app with all these platforms.
It is an exciting time for web application development. Why? because it offers better tools, great impact and powerful options.
But the only downside is: It’s tough to keep up.
So in this article, we have decided to dig a deep into the Pros and Cons of using HTML5 for your mobile app development projects.
Let’s began! with Native Vs. a Universal language coding…
Native vs. universal language
The debate Native vs.web is a can of worms; so, its’ better to tackle the question from another front. The app developed on the native platform will run smooth; give you a fluid like sensation. It’s like when you reach the end of the list in your mobile and try to reach further down the cursor stops making a soft bounce. It’s a native application. If you copy that program and attempt to use on another platform it won’t. But, a utility based on html5 will run on every platform. It may not give you the same smooth experience.
Why should you use HTML5 for mobile app development? Few advantages to count on….
Advantage of HTML5
The advantage of creating mobile apps with html5 is that you make one and use it in many. It is widely said that it benefits the user. It is only half true html5 application development is not easy, the developer must tweak the html5 app, every time the mobile OS makes a version change. It is a continuous process, in particular for the Android platform. You need to carry the good work compatible with the modified version on an ongoing basis.
There are a few promising applications popular among the developers using html5. One such application is Ionic. Some other promising factors of using html5.
- Ionic is the free and open source.
- The main advantage of Ionic is that it is based on AngularJS. And if you are a developer then you know the advantage of AngularJS.
- Ionic will integrate with the native functionality quickly. Instead of Cordova Ionic uses ngCordiva and get easy access to the native API like the contacts, camera, and GPS.
- Ionic has a broad range of Tool and services that will make your html5 app development easy and glitch free.
- Ionic gives most native-like experience among the entire html5 mobile app framework. It handles the DOM manipulation easily. It has the provision for using the native scrolling and has a built in hardware for accelerated animation function.
- The development team and the community of Ionic will always be with you in crisis if you are facing problem to support you.
The cons of HTML5
- The html5 is not better than the Native application in recall functions.
- The smooth, fluid sensation of Native application is missing.
- The HTML5 is an evolving platform and will take years to get the final shape.
- The cross-platform HTML5 will face the trap delay.
- The toolset is not in the control of the developers.
- The html5 mobile application development being an open source platform has security issues.
- The stability of open source is always under a cloud.
Rounding it up
The question to select native vs. html5 has become a debate that swings like a pendulum. Instead of choosing one, as developers we should be using whatever works the best for the project at hand—be it HTML5, native code, or a hybrid approach. There should not be any compromisation on usability, performance and ROI for the client.