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Mobile HTML 5

HTML 5 is of course intended to be used by all kinds of Web devices, but there are certain extensions to Javascript that are primarily aimed at mobile devices, not the least location.

I found these useful pages through a simple googling:

From the last one I picked these benefits compared to previous HTML versions:

  • Offline Support
  • Canvas and Video
  • GeoLocation API
  • Advanced Forms

This means it’s mostly Javascript from now on, whether you like it or not.

You can stay native as well, but it makes a lot of sense to know HTML 5 to achieve cross-platform support with only one implementation. Especially if you develop apps that complement on-line services and where you don’t charge for individual app downloads, but rather use subscription- or ad-based revenue.