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Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for Android by Gavin Williams

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Chapter    3

HTML5

With the demand to produce cross-platform mobile applications, HTML5 has never been so important to the mobile industry. It is one of the best candidates for creating simple, yet feature rich applications that can be built and deployed once to support every major smartphone handset and tablet device available today.

The common misconception for HTML5-based applications is that they can be slow, unresponsive, and do not live up to the speed and quality that users have come to expect of native mobile applications. This is only half true, as you might have seen from the previous chapter; it depends on the type of application being built. For example, the Financial Times app available on the App Store appears to be a native application. ...

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