Most people are aware of HTML - it's what web pages are written
in, right? Well, kind of.
HTML does underpin the web environment, and to date has been the
language used for developing basic websites. The various versions
that have been released over the years have not been of much
interest to anyone other than the guys writing the code.
However, HTML5 is a version that all business owners should be
aware of, as it has the potential to revolutionise the mobile
application environment. The premise behind HTML5 is that it will
share standards across all browsers, allowing web sites to work in
the same way, irrespective of which browser you are using. However,
most significantly, it's able to do things that were only
previously possible with a mobile app. Couple these two concepts
together, and you have the ability to develop a web application
that can work on any device, do pretty incredible things, and is
not reliant on app stores or niche programming languages.
As an example, most Apple device users will be used to not being
able to view websites that utilise flash content, due to Apple's
belief that it wasn't the right product for the future. With HTML5,
it's possible for "flash like" applications to be developed without
the need for additional software, so Apple device users will at
last see the same content as everyone else.
So are mobile apps dead? Not just yet. There will be limitations
to what's possible using HTML5 compared to an app written in its
native code i.e a fully featured game for the iphone. But for most
businesses looking to implement relatively straight forward
applications i.e. data capture, HTML5 web apps could be the
So what will you need to use HTML5 web applications? You'll need
one of the latest browsers (yes, you'll have to upgrade from
Internet Explorer 6). Internet Explorer 10 is imminent, and will be
HTML5 compliant, but Firefox, Safari and Chrome's latest versions
already support it.
This is an exciting time for mobile application development, and
opens up a world of opportunities for companies looking to exploit
the advantages of mobile devices. If you've been considering
integrating mobile devices into your systems and have so far erred
on the side of caution, then HTML5 should give you the confidence
to jump into this exciting area of development.
If you would like to discuss how we can help you, then please do
call us on 01634 299800.
We had a great day exhibiting at the Kent 2020, and thanks to
our wonderful new stand (courtesy of Pillory
Barn), it was impossible for anyone to miss us! "Add Power To
Your Business" is our new campaign, and we believe this sums up
exactly what we do. The database systems that we design and develop
have proven time and time again to save our clients time and money,
and add real value to their businesses. Add power to your business
today by giving us a call on 01634 299800.
We have been accredited to the ISO9001 Quality Management System
since 2010. We recently had our yearly surveillance audit with BSi
who found that we had made "excellent and significant progress"
with our procedures and systems since our last audit.
We now remain accredited for another year, and can hold our
heads up high with pride!! Continuous improvement is what matters
to us though, so you will always see us trying to tweak and improve
everything we do!
Maidstone based Pillory Barn design agency spent a morning
taking photos of the Impreza team - what a difference a
professional shot makes!