Mobile Development with HTML5 Hunter Loftis @hunterloftis email@example.com
My year-long case study. Grow the Game Golf - realtime golf scoring on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.
My year-long case study. Over the course of development, we experienced frequent surprises.
My year-long case study. Today, we’ll discuss and distill the lessons learned from those surprises... so you can make entirely new mistakes!
Before you jump in ask yourself three questions:
Can I build this natively? You know (or have time to learn) the language and APIs. You can target a single platform. You have the resources to support and maintain per-platform code bases. Your audience will commit to your app.
Why mobile HTML5? You are a front-end web expert (or team). Support for many current & future devices. Faster, cheaper dev cycles. Daily platform improvements for free. You accept the 50% performance penalty.
Mobile web, or hybrid? web: URLs, browser security model, and immediate deploys/updates hybrid: app stores, device security model, and gated deploys/updates you can do both, but it’s harder than you think.