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HTML5 Mobile Development: 7 Good Ideas (and 3 Bad Ones)

HTML5 can be a boon to enterprise mobile app development, but you have to identify the right use cases to make it work. Here are 7 scenarios that make sense for HTML5, and 3 you might want to avoid.
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Sometimes you can plan on replacing HTML5 apps later, by using Web-based mobile apps as a proving ground for a particular app that would cost a lot to push native right off the bat.

"Designing a mobile application for the enterprise sector requires a significant amount of UX planning, reviewing, and testing, especially if the app is bringing functionality to a mobile device that users are already familiar with via the enterprise's large scale applications," says Lorinda Brandon, director of solutions strategy at SmartBear, a vendor specializing in code testing and website monitoring software.

It's much easier to develop a proof-of-concept app on the HTML5 framework prior to investing in native app development because, as this chart shows, business technology pros noted that browser-based mobile apps are easier and faster to develop and deploy.

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