Programming in HTML5: How to Program Multi Platform Apps

Much has been talked about programming apps in this blog. On development of Android and iOS apps, also on responsive and native applications. About monetizing those mobile projects. Even the design of apps has made a hole in our blog. But we have never made clear enough a good option to carry out your mobile development. I mean HTML5 programming to create a cross-platform app.

For those who have just arrived at the world of apps, the  differences between native apps and multiplatform is that the first ones are 'written' in their own programming language of apps. While cross-platform applications have a single code that is interpreted and adjusted to the devices, we would say that they are practically synonymous with the web applications that we have talked about several times.

Within this category there are 2 branches of multiplatform applications: the first one on WebView (that uses HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and that we will deal with in this article); and another Xamarin type that you write once the code in a common language and "translates" it to native of each one of the platforms.

One of the languages ​​that precisely allow us to create cross-platform apps, which with a single development are accessible from any device, that is HTML5. Let's see a little more in depth what it consists of.

What exactly is HTML5?

HTML5 is a markup language that is used to structure and display web content. Provides support for advanced multimedia applications, including audio and video. But it also allows us to modify the 'layout' of a page and thus modify its appearance.

In this sense, how can app developers take advantage of it? The expert will be able to program interactive apps with HTML5 that will be seen through the browser of any device.

HTML5 is precisely one of the most versatile languages ​​to develop web applications and the most used when creating non-native apps.

HTML5 programming

First of all we can emphasize that HTML5 is a very extended programming language. In fact it has become the standard of web programming since October 2014, so we will always find many resources in this regard. In addition, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) put its "Recommended" stamp on the fifth language version.

The news that has brought about previous versions of HTML and other languages ​​is the native inclusion of video and audio and also implement responsive design automatically.

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 01:32 PM