WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
HTLM5 is a headache for building complete mobile apps on.
LIVE FROM OPEN MOBILE SUMMIT LONDON 2012: App developer Bottle Rocket Apps feels that HTML5 is “a less than perfect technology” to build complete mobile apps on.
“We have looked very deeply into building app with the underpinnings of HTML5 but we have found that to be nightmare,” said Calvin Carter, president of Bottle Rocket Apps, at the Open Mobile Summit in London.
“HTML5 is a wonderful media type as the container and the way content is delivered – that is a great way to use HTML5. But it should not be in the presentation layer, the network layer, the purchase layer, the operating system, the hardware communication – none of that should be HTML5,” Carter said.
The main problem with HTML5 for Carter is a lack of browser support. “The best browsers out there support about half of HTML5 commands. So if you like going through life with one arm tied behind your back, that’s not how we look at it,” he said.
As Bottle Rocket builds premium-level apps Carter said it uses “the best tools”, which does not yet include HTML5. “We don’t feel you can cloak a brand in a less than perfect technology,” he said, adding that native technology should underpin apps with HTML5 only being used at the top level.