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8 out of 10 mobile apps to be based on HTML5 by 2015

IDC claims standard is gaining ground

8 out of 10 mobile apps to be based on HTML5 by 2015
The general consensus when it comes to HTML5 apps is that their dominance is a question of when rather than if.

According to IDC, the standard's big day will come at some point over the course of the next three years.

An infographic published by the firm claims 79 percent of mobile app developers surveyed by IDC are set to integrate HTML5 into their apps they launch in 2012 in some form. But that's just the start.

Up and up

By 2015, 80 percent of all apps will be in part of wholly based on the language.

The infographic itself is designed to highlight the importance of the Core Mobile Web Platform Community – otherwise known as Coremob – and test suite Ringmark, both of which IDC believes will be crucial in moulding the development of HTML5 over the coming years.

Core concerns

"HTML5 is one of the fastest evolving and most important areas of mobile app innovation," said IDC's Scott Ellison.

"Ringmark in turn is an important tool providing mobile app developers the ability to test how well different mobile browsers support key app functionalities, allowing developers to strategise and code accordingly.

"Coremob and Ringmark will also provide mobile browser providers, and the IT industry, valuable insights into how to further develop HTML5 mobile browser capabilities to accelerate the already explosive growth of the mobile apps space."

In all, IDC claims there will be more than 1 billion HTML5 compatible mobile browsers on the market in 2013, further extending the standard's reach.

[source: IDC]

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