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Html5 Now Neck and Neck With Native Apps For Developer Love


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Developers increasingly will trade a superior native experience for the lower cost of maintaining a common code base using HTML5 code in a native app container, according to Forrester's Development Landscape 2013 report.

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More developers are willing to trade in a superior native experience for the lower cost of maintaining a common code base using HTML5 code in a native app container, according to Forrester.

"Mobile developers split their time almost evenly between native and Web-based plus hybrid development," Forrester says in its Development Landscape 2013 report.

Forrester found that developers were spending 41 percent of their time on a native app approach, 24 percent of their time on mobile Web, and 22 percent of their time on hybrid apps. The findings are based on the responses of 478 developers in North America and Europe. Mobile apps are rapidly growing, but developers still spend most of their time on traditional websites, Web applications, and database-connected apps.

The shift toward HTML5 coincides with the need to support more browsers and screen sizes. Forrester expects developers of consumer-facing apps to lead with a native app approach, while those building enterprise apps will move toward Web and hybrid deployments.

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