Motorola’s focus on HTML5 in application development

motorola launches html5 applications - unlock worldwide

motorola launches html5 applications - unlock worldwide

HTML5 is the hot new buzz word when it comes to mobile applications and an enhanced web browsing experience. HTML5 is still under development and is a language for presenting and structuring content on the world wide web. HTML5’s advantage will be its ability to be more flexible across web browsers no matter the operating system or device. And with todays need to present content on different mediums from TV’s, to desktop computers, to smartphones, to tablet computers, the need for compatibility is more important than ever.

Motorola has announced a web-based application framework called RhoElements that is designed to quickly deploy web-based applications on all Motorola  devices running Windows Mobile and Windows CE. And with Motorola’s anticipated purchase by Google it will obviously include their recently announced Et1 Android tablet in the mix.

The service is targeted at developers and aims at providing the new HTML5, JavaScript and CSS application framework for apps that enable end users to experience more user friendly web based applications. In other words it aims at providing a similar look and feel no matter what device you use to access the application.

At the present time the major challenge for application developers is that they must build operating system specific apps. So for Apple it must be on iOs, for Google compatible smartphones is must be on Android, for Windows operated devices it must be on CE or W-Mobile, and for Blackberry devices is must be on OS7 or QNX. An different application must be built for each device running a different OS. This makes is expensive, time consuming and in many cases apps don’t get built for systems that have the lowest market penetration. This makes trying to get two devices on different operating systems to communicate through an application close to impossible.

HTML5 will still not provide animation or movement within web pages. For this JavaScript or CSS3 will still be needed. HTML5 will aim to improve the language to support and improve the latest multimedia and make it easily readable by people and understood by computers. As consumers or businesses we now demand seamless access to our data no matter what device we happen to use or where we happen to be located. With applications and data lying in a cloud, the successful integration of HTML5 seem more important than ever.

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