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Native versus HTML5 mobile application battle continues

Aug 03 2016

It's important to keep up on the trends in enterprise mobile application development.
Last month, this blog asked what the best mobile application development method was for your organization. HTML5 applications, which can run on various mobile browsers, have a significant convenience advantage over native development, but the latter is typically considered the better performing type of app. According to a new report from Forrester, native is still the preferred option.

The research firm surveyed 146 U.S. IT managers late last year and found that a substantial number of users were not as pleased with HTML5 development strategies as they had hoped. In fact, 59 percent of respondents said HTML5 applications took longer to deliver than they anticipated, which is significant considering that ease and quickness of delivery is typically used as one of HTML5's selling points.

That's not to say conditions can't get better. Many have dedicated their time to improving the user experience and overall development processes of HTML5. But, that doesn't mean it will be the only choice for business mobility in the future. Ultimately, companies may want to work with an iPhone app developer, Android app developer and even a Windows software development professional who specializes in the mobile space. Doing so can ensure effective native apps are created for their respective platforms if it is proven that HTML5 development is an inadequate option.

Regardless of the future of mobile in the enterprise, establishing a relationship with a well-rounded custom application development firm can help you deploy the solutions your business needs in a quick and efficient manner, regardless of the platform you are using.