One of the biggest problems in app development today is how to build cross-platform apps in a fragmented device market.
I’m not surprised that HTML5 is increasingly being seen as a compelling solution. In fact, VisionMobile reported that 52% of developers globally used HTML5 for app development in the first quarter of 2014*. Devs using HTML5 now are in good company, with hugely successful mobile apps from Lanyrd and the Financial Times already proving what is possible with the platform.
For people not already familiar with HTML5, getting started with it can seem like a daunting challenge.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tutorials online to get you started – whether you’re creating your first HTML5 app, porting existing code, or even trying to test a hybrid mobile application you’ve already built.
The Intel XDK is a good place to start – it’s a free development environment for Windows, Apple OS X and Ubuntu that allows you to develop, emulate, test-on-device and build HTML5 apps. As a tool for getting started, it also comes with a series of two-minute video tutorials to help you through the basics.
If you’re an HTML5 newbie, there’s a basic introduction and overview of the technology. For those ready to begin, there’s a quick start guide on building an app and, for the more experienced coder, help on importing a HTML app into the XDK, testing and UI design.
We’d love to hear about your HTML5 development experiences too – you can share your apps online to get feedback, inspire others and be discovered for co-marketing. Good luck!
*VisionMobile, Developer Economics Q1 2014: State of the Developer, http://www.visionmobile.com/product/developer-economics-q1-2014-state-developer-nation/
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