This rapidly emerging web language is billed as the solution for ‘cross-device & cross-browser mobile-optimisedised portals’. In other words - agnostic programming that works across all of the principal mobile devices and browsers: iPhone, iPad, Google Android Devices, Windows Mobile Phone and Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, Google Chrome or Opera without needing additional software e.g. Flash player.
Because our desire and ability to communicate anywhere grows exponentially, a range of vital considerations needs to be addressed from connection speeds and data transfer, to screen size and mobile hardware. To deal with these challenges, HTML5 allows developers to create rich applications with advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions, plus features such as local data storage for offline access, video support and responding to touch/ gestures.
How La Factoria can help
Because we believe that different operating platforms should not be a barrier to knowledge or information, as well as integrating HTML5 into our MakerPF software, our team use this language so that projects built for one particular usage can also be embedded into any other platform, and also into iBook Author and custom digital eBooks.