Mobile solutions led by HTML5, though security can’t be overlooked

May 7, 2014

Mobile solutions in development approaches continue to change all the time, though the developers themselves are continually looking for improvements in writing and development languages and quality. HTML5 is increasingly looking to hold these intended advances, though one angle from their use can't be overlooked.

According to Tech Cocktail, there are a few key features that give HTML5 an advantage over competitors in the market. The first is its ability to include robust features. With various types of applications available in the current market, modern developers would like to stick to one consistent utility, and HTML5 represents that all-in-one location. The language gives users a platform to write, launch and mend their apps in rapid time, with increased utility possibilities being continually discovered in the process.

As well, deployment of these apps has gained prominence as well. There are more extensive scripts and codes in native development means, but HTML5 makes these apps run much more smoothly. Hosting applications gets more profitable if an app has popularity on an app store, and HTML5 helps this by making sure the app itself is stable. Tools in Javascript help users meet their exact demands with no real issues, allowing for better processing of information.

It's also easy to find programmers in IT jobs willing and ready to use HTML5. As it's similar to HTML4 albeit with some improvements, the development means allow for a large market for hiring experts, and that benefit corresponds directly with development quality.

Security remains a concern
Despite the improvements inherent in using HTML5, The Times of India reported that there are some security concerns that developers absolutely have to be aware of. Citing a recent Gartner report, a gap in HTML5 security makes it possible for worms, computer programs with malicious intent that multiply on computers, to sneak past most security thresholds. By 2016, 50 percent of all mobile apps around the world – on every major mobile phone system – is expected to be using HTML in the process, making this even more pressing.

A major issue with HTML5 is that malicious code can be injected into a program using cross-site scripting, in other words infecting any app that relies on outside information. As such, to protect against this, developers need to be increasingly sure in their ability to install safeguards that can take better care of the issue, blocking malicious hackers from breaking through their protocols.