Why HTML5 is not the choice for enterprise mobility

HTML5 is being hailed as the programming language that will not only enable developers to achieve multi-purpose web application development, but ultimately solve many issues facing mobile development.

As a result, the buzz around the technology is intensifying, further proof of which came from a recent survey of 1,200 developers, which found that 75 per cent are using, or plan to use, HTML5 for app development. Perhaps this is partly due to recent accolades, such as Adobe’s public denouncement of Flex in favour of HTML5, hailing it as the best technology for creating and deploying rich content to the browser across mobile platforms.

HTML5 offers some real advantages in the consumer space and for tools such as social media and video. However, the reality is that it’s not mature enough as a tool for business applications. Issues such as security, synchronicity and the very fact that it’s an evolving standard make it an unreliable option for enterprises. Consideration of these pain points offers a reminder that, while the future may be an HTML5 one, right now it’s not the panacea for mobile development. Moreover, for those looking to mobilise their enterprise applications, the priority is that sensitive data is kept safe, and applications perform as they should.

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