With the non-smarmy promise, the mark-up language started rising and riding everywhere your vision can reach. It was during the times of 2011 and 2012, the startups came out as publishing, gaming, financial services, using HTML5 as the key to their offering, while drawing in investors to buy in and invest big bucks to encourage the early adopters.
At the same, a debate started running side by side- Which among the two, namely HTML5 and Native Apps, will be the winner? Facebook users and web technology experts must be aware that Facebook dumped HTML5-based mobile app in the summer of 2012. In support of its dumping, it raised some points about its performance. Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview also that his decision to integrate HTML5 was a sheer mistake and did not hide back his favour for Native App which he once sided away for the sake of HTML5.
The path, better term it as meandering, is very common with every emergent and stirring technology. So, what is the reality? No doubt, HTML5 is still far from dead. The debate and all fighting lasted for a momentary period and it was termed as a Hype Cycle by tech-experts. Ever since its coming to the tech world, HTML5 has been roaring and did never mew. Nor did it sneak or hibernate.
There is no denying of the fact that HTML5 had a lot of loopholes inside, even when the industry giants were showing their interest to take it and adopting also. This was not also ready for prime time use yet then, but many big companies started commissioning ambitious HTML5-based projects overlooking the truth and capacity of this technology. As a consequent, they became disappointed and critical by not meeting their expectations.
Nonetheless, HTML5 rose again on to the hearts of them- through making its framework smarter and more and more professional. HTML5 got a smart professional avatar. All of those benefits that made hype at the preliminary stage did not disappear altogether. Over a year and half, many of the holes in its technology were plugged as the mobile browsers, operating systems, and devices have advanced and become more powerful and robust with enhanced HTML5 functionality tied to every new release.Just run a test between two terms correlation on Google Trends you will find amazing popularity graph:
Smartphone users are often seen to be changing smart phones. They want their gadgets to be better suited with advanced kind technology like the HTML5, each time they replace their handsets.
History says that many major companies like Disney, NBCU, and Viacom, besides Progressive Insurance, HBO, embraced HTML5 very cordially. Perception was among them – building apps on it will be cost effective, make business sense, and allow them to provide engaging content to their users on mobile devices in unique ways without sending them into the arms of Apple or Google! There was no alternative (as of now also) to it at that time. Samsung, Mozilla, Intel, Amazon, and many more have started to develop HTML5 offerings which are now emerging from early testing.
Now, the hype has genuinely died down and made room for people to get to know the reality of its high-performance and utility. We can now sum up confidently that HTML5 is now close to prime time. Expectations are getting more focus than on its number of failures. Is there any doubt?