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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Fw: HTML5 in latest "Developer Economics" survey
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:01:08 GMT
ya for some reason ppl like to call us 'hybrid apps' which not a term I
love but I guess it suffices

anyhow, seems like we're in good shape market opportunity wise [1]

[1] http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2324917


On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Lisa Seacat DeLuca <ldeluca@us.ibm.com>wrote:

> Interesting take on mobile development and HTML5 from the w3c web and
> mobile interest group mailing list...
>
> I don't see any references to Cordova or Phonegap in the article.
>
>
> Lisa Seacat DeLuca
> Twitter: @LisaSeacat
> ldeluca@apache.org ldeluca@us.ibm.com
>
> ----- Forwarded by Lisa Seacat DeLuca/San Francisco/IBM on 02/05/2014
> 04:48 PM -----
>
> From:   Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
> To:     public-web-mobile@w3.org
> Date:   02/05/2014 09:25 AM
> Subject:        HTML5 in latest "Developer Economics" survey
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> VisionMobile has released the latest edition of their survey of mobile
> developers:
> http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/2014/02/developer-economics-q1-2014/
>
> I've gone through it and noted the following interesting bits regarding
> "HTML5":
>         * "HTML5 sits between iOS and Android in terms of developers
>         below the app poverty line (59% below the line) and has a middle
>         class that is roughly equal to Android. However, it boasts the
>         largest share of publishers that generate very-high revenues
>         (over $50k per app/month)."
>
>         *  "The ability to reach users remains the single most important
>         platform selection criterion, highlighted by 57% of developers
>         as very important. Revenue potential comes in as the fifth most
>         important selection criterion, marked as very important by 44%
>         of developers"
>
>         * "The appeal of HTML5 as a priority platform for app
>         development is restricted to those use cases where it excels:
>         cross-screen and cross-platform deployment."
>
>         * "HTML5 can be viewed as both a deployment platform
>         (on-browser) and a technology that can be used beyond the
>         browser (off-browser)"
>
>         * "HTML5 is still far off from being an app ecosystem as it
>         lacks distribution, retailing and monetisation services in the
>         form of a large-scale app store [...] In spite of these issues,
>         HTML5 remains a very attractive cross-platform development route
>         for developers, 16% of whom indicate their intention to adopt
>         the platform."
>
>         * "HTML5 is the priority platform for 14% of mobile developers,
>         down from 17% in Q3 2013. Although this slump is marginal, it is
>         likely that developers that prioritised HTML5 previously have
>         come to terms with the shortcomings of pure web approaches."
>
>         * "While HTML5 is very close to iOS in terms of developer
>         mindshare, usage of HTML5 as a primary platform is quite low,
>         indicating that the majority of HTML5 users view it as a
>         companion, rather than a priority platform. Lacking large-scale
>         discovery, monetisation and distribution functions, HTML5
>         continues to be a technology platform rather than a
>         fully-fledged app ecosystem."
>
>         * "Our research on HTML5 vs native apps in Q3 2013 showed that
>         the key issue in HTML5 development, is not performance or API
>         reach, but the lack of mature development tools."
>
>         * "among those developing primarily on iOS or Android, about 19%
>         use HTML5 to display limited web content in their apps, for
>         example documentation or elements that may require frequent
>         updating. [...] At the same time around 10% of developers
>         targeting Android or iOS use HTML5 to develop hybrid apps, using
>         tools such as PhoneGap."
>
> I've added those to the relevant sections in
> https://www.w3.org/wiki/Mobile/articles
>
> Dom
>
>
>
>
>

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