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An Insight into Using HTML5 for Building Mobile Applications

by danieljthomson

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HTML 5 is the latest version of the web and it is designed with additional tracking capabilities for web application. Specially designed with new API allows the users to access software and hardware device using Javascript for web applications. Some of the special API is listed here

File API: it allows the browser to access the files from your system

Geolocation API: It allows the browser to know the geo location of the user.

Media Capture API: With this API, it allows the browser to access your camera and microphone.

Web Storage API: It allows the web application to store the large data on your computer.

Messaging API: It allows the browser to access the messaging system of the mobile devices.

Contacts Manager API: It lets the browser to access the contacts stored in the mobile database.

Around the world most of the web users still use the older versions of popular web browsers and those do not support the latest HTML5. The older version of HTML uses the technology that supports information tracking cookies enabling the hackers to steal data and even allows them to distribute malwares. The primary goal of HTML5 is to provide more secure to the web applications and eliminate the necessity of browser plug-ins. Java and Flash plug-ins are the most common browser plug-ins that creates a security hole for the hackers. Installing the plug-ins makes the browser weaker and less secure. Generally, they are written for multiple operating systems with good exposure to Window, Linux, and Mac OS. Plug-ins is the main problem in security patches. The new features of HTML 5 audio playback, built-in video, vector animation, bitmap animation, and web storage and device access do not require the need for plug-ins in the browsers.

The major issue in today’s mobile web app when comparing to native mobile applications, it have the limited device access capabilities. For instance, mobile web app could not able to identify the current-status of the battery or to put phone to vibrate mode, etc. However, most of the new mobile web browsers have the capabilities to access the current geo location and the camera, as they are now bonded with the browsers.

In native apps, on the installation process it will ask the permission for accessing the device privacy. For example, when you install an Android app, it request for accessing the device by sending notifications. At that time, you can set the requested access by choosing allow or disallow option. Once the request is set, it is stored on the devices. Based on the permissions, the app can access contacts, camera or whatever you have approved.

The major trump of mobile web app is that, the applications are updated without active involvement of the users. On the other hand, native app requires user attention for updating. The drawback is that some changes may affect the privacy and security of the applications, make it even harmful.

Most importantly, HTML5 is designed to integrate security and privacy policy of the web applications in a careful way. All the experts Tampa mobile app developers as well as around the world are using HTML5 for developing the applications.


Daniel Jackson is one of the expert HTML5 app developers in Tampa, continuing his career with Orange949. We provide HTML5 development services for the clients at affordable price. Contact us "”to develop your mobile websites with our experienced iphone app developers in Tampa.


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