Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Native to HTML5: A Real-World Mobile Application Case Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_13,
        author={Rachel Gawley and Jonathan Barr and Michael Barr},
        title={Native to HTML5: A Real-World Mobile Application Case Study},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={HTML5 mobile applications cross-platform},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_13}
    }
    
  • Rachel Gawley
    Jonathan Barr
    Michael Barr
    Year: 2012
    Native to HTML5: A Real-World Mobile Application Case Study
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_13
Rachel Gawley1,*, Jonathan Barr1,*, Michael Barr1,*
  • 1: JamPot Technologies Limited
*Contact email: rachel.gawley@jampot.ie, jonathan.barr@jampot.ie, michael.barr@jampot.ie

Abstract

HTML5 is capable of producing media-rich and interactive webpages that function more like desktop applications than webpages. Increasing mobile browser support for the standard has enabled the development of mobile web applications as an alternative to native applications. This paper presents a project, which recreated a cross-compiled native application in HTML5. The experience provides an insight into developing mobile web applications and identifies some of the limitations associated with using HTML5 on mobile devices.