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HTML5 expected to be a technology to watch in 2015-2016, Gartner says

Consumers are becoming familiar with HTML5 and developers are working on enhanced webpages and apps, and growth is expected in 2015-2016
By: Michael Hatamoto | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:58 pm

HTML5 is one of the leading mobile technologies that consumers and companies should pay attention to, especially in 2015 and 2016, a new report from the Gartner research group indicates.




"HTML5 won't be a simple panacea for mobile application portability because it's fragmented and immature and therefore poses many implementation and security risks," said Nick Jones, Gartner VP and distinguished analyst, in a Gartner statement. "However, as HTML5 and its development tools mature, the popularity of the mobile Web and hybrid applications will increase. Hence, despite many challenges, HTML5 will be an essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms."


Some developers are turning to HTML5 to get their feet wet - and create apps that are supported both on Google Android and Apple iOS. Moving forward, HTML5 development will become a growing priority for app and website designers, and there is plenty of opportunity for the technology to capture market share.


HTML5-powered websites are commonly demonstrated by companies at tech conferences and keynotes, though many developers are still waiting for the technology to mature.


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