Will Mobile App Stores' Success (or Failure) Revolve Around HTML5?

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Apple's App Store reached an impressive milestone earlier this year when its 10 billionth web application was downloaded. But a trend that is beginning to take hold for Android, iPhone and other mobile developers is the use of HTML5 to create applications that resemble native apps--and it may eventually put many app stores out of business.

Developers in the past have had to create iterations of their mobile applications for each device they are targeting--meaning they had to create a version of their app for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and then potentially another one for generic devices running a vanilla browser.

By using HTML5, an application can quickly access apps through the web, on any device, using any browser. The ability to code once and deploy for all is a huge incentive for developers to jump on the HTML5 bandwagon. Apps are typically accessed and utilized more quickly than mobile websites, even with a fast internet connection.

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