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The future of Web-based apps seems to be HTML5. As ubiquitous as it is on PCs, Adobe Flash has failed to catch on in the mobile world, and alternate solutions like Silverlight are too proprietary. A new report finds that iOS blows Android out of the water when it comes to HTML5 performance.
Spaceport.io tested a variety of iOS and Android devices for its PerfMarks report. The goal was to compare the performance of HTML5 apps on different hardware and software combinations to see which mobile platform delivers a better HTML5 experience. The study found that iOS has about three times better HTML5 performance than Android.
[Click to enlarge] iOS vs. AndroidWhen it comes to HTML5, this report finds the scales tip heavily in Apple’s favor.The PerfMarks methodology tested each device and operating system combination to assess the ability to animate image movement. Basically, spaceport.io measured the number of moving images that can be displayed at one time while maintaining a minimum frame rate of 30 FPS (frames per second) — a gaming baseline for smooth animation rendering.
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At first glance, HTML5 seems to offer some huge advantages for online and mobile game developers. As a purely web-based platform, game makers can create their game in HTML5, and release it on any number of supported devices, from phones to PCs and beyond. But is it really as easy as it sounds?
The platform doesn’t have a final specification yet, so its capabilities are very much in flux. It’s shown clear signs of promise, and major developers like Zynga have already begun supporting it for their mobile releases, but companies such as on engine provider Unity claim HTML5 “isn’t where it should be in terms of performance.”
With no clear consensus on where the platform is headed, we’ve decided to talk to some of the developers most involved with HTML5 to get their perspective, diving into the platform’s greatest strengths, it shortcomings, and where it might be headed in the future.
The following is a list of the most important things to know about the current state of HTML5:
1. It’s Designed To Work Cross-Platform