- More than 60 percent of developers have converted to HTML5 and hybrid development for their key projects. Less than 10 percent are still using pre-HTML5 Web technologies.
- More than 70 percent of HTML5/hybrid developers are using HTML5 more this year than last, and 75 percent intend to use it more in 2015.
- 19 percent of native mobile developers expect to use native technologies less in the future.
- The HTML5 features in most common use include CSS3 styling, local storage, animations/transitions, HTML5 video and the canvas drawing API.
- Over 46 percent are using HTML5 technologies delivered via Web browser, but an additional 15 percent are primarily deploying to mobile using hybrid packaging technologies such as Apache Cordova.
- Only 20 percent have switched from Web technologies to native mobile technologies.
- 30 percent have dropped support for classic Windows for desktops and laptops, though it still remains the most supported platform. Interestingly, 23 percent of developers say they support Windows tablets, but only 13 percent test their applications on them.
HTML5 Development Is on the Upswing
Is it surprising that developers say they love the latest version of HMTL5? That’s what seems to be happening. According to a survey from Sencha, a provider of open source Web application frameworks, enthusiasm is only growing for HTML5 while support wanes for the classic Microsoft Windows platform. The company polled more than 2,100 business applications developers during December and January. Among its findings: