HTML5 might not be a rockstar, but definitely not a loser : HTML5 vs Native – A Telerik survey report

The HTML5 vs Native debate has been going on for years now and there is no single solution. Recently Rob Grossberg wrote an article on Read Write about how HTML5 rose suddenly with technology hype , stopped at a point, crashed down hard and now sailing in the calm waters. Inspite of all its features and capabilities, HTML5 is still not being universally accepted. As the industry claims, there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to mobile app development.

Telerik, the cross-platform development toolmakers, recently published a survey report  based on the survey conducted among more than 3500 developers, CIOs/CTOs from around the world. Some of the key findings from the survey,

  •  57% of the respondents says that HTML5 is either enterprise ready today or will be in next 12 months
  • mobile app development - native vs cross platformThe percentage of developers choosing Native approach for serving mluti-platform decreased from 15% to 8% in 11 months, while 41% of the developerss wished to have pure HTML5 for all platforms.
  • 91% of the respondents are already developing using HTML5
  • HTML5 was majorly used in the development of business apps followed by finance, productivity, education etc.
  • 53% of the respondents were ready to adopt/leverage HTML5 to build cross platform and web apps in order to tackle the continual consumer shift from desktop/web to mobile apps.
  • Around 50% felt that they could have saved about 20% off the development cost by using hybrid approach instead of native.


To download the original survey report, click here.

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