Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Growth Of HTML5 – What Lies Beneath?

The growing momentum of HTML5 with mobile developers and the rapid growth of HTML5 enabled mobile browsers and support across the industry (good examples being CoreMob and Ringmark) have immensely helped the growth of HTML5. It is predicted that 80% of all mobile apps will use HTML5 by 2015. With thousands of web HTML developers wanting to go mobile, HTML5 is expected to play a very important role in the efforts of mobile developers to scale to the next level of performance.

What HTML5 offers Developers?

Developers can now directly influence the direction that mobile web is taking and the capabilities of browsers. By coding with HTML5, developers can work more efficiently, hand projects off more easily and reach a broader range of platforms including the rapidly growing mobile segment.

Being non-native and built into browsers is another added advantage since it makes HTML5 more adaptable. This also does away with the need to incorporate third party plugins as they have been included in the build itself.

With HTML5, the developer is faster and more responsive, with only one team and one code base whereas the same work would take at least 3 more teams consuming more resources and more time in the process.


The goal of the core mobile web platform community group is to accelerate the adoption of the mobile web as a compelling platform for the development of modern mobile web applications. CoreMob defines feature sets for each mobile browser level. CoreMob includes W3C, FaceBook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera, Samsung, Netflix, Verizon, Vodafone, AT&T, ZTE and SONY.


Ringmark is a web based test suite that measures how well a mobile browser supports the capabilities that modern mobile web apps require. Ringmark tests are based on FaceBook’s best understanding of latest mobile browser feature levels. As Coremob’s recommendations solidify, these will be reflected in Ringmarks’s testing suite.

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