By Brian Albright, Field Technologies magazine
HTML5 can make it easier to deploy apps on multiple platforms, but a hybrid approach may be the best path for enterprise application development.
Enterprise mobile computing deployments have grown more complex, encompassing a mix of ruggedized and consumer devices, running multiple operating systems and applications, and affecting every employee from the CEO to the delivery truck driver. This cross-platform world has proven challenging for IT departments and application developers, who are tasked with creating and managing different versions of the same app for different devices.
HTML5, the latest iteration of the HTML standard, is one possible solution to the complexity problem, providing a way to make applications available on multiple platforms without creating development and support headaches.