Mobile web apps - The non-programmer's alternative to native applications

David Sin, Erin Lawson, Krishnan Kannoorpatti

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    As the capacity of the mobile web continues to increase with the introduction of new web technologies, a growing number of "non- programming" developers are looking to web-based mobile applications (or "web apps") as an alternative means of creating and deploying content, without the need for code-based programming experience. This paper demonstrates just some of the capabilities of a web-based application built using HTML5 and CSS3. Although this paper focuses on the development process for two web app prototypes built exclusively for the iPhone platform, theoretically, a web application can be presented on other mobile devices with browsers that support HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. It was found that these web apps were capable of producing a comparable standard of user experience as their native application equivalents. The use of the latest web technologies provides "non-programming" developers with a viable alternative for developing apps on mobile devices. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2012
    EditorsEric Pardede, Jianhua Ma, Jaipal Singh
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780769548944
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI 2012 5th) - Perth, WA, Australia
    Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 2012 (5th)


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI 2012 5th)
    Abbreviated titleHSI
    CityPerth, WA


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