HTML5Apps - HTML5 for Apps: Closing the Gaps
- support for “installing” an app
- support for handling of payments
- rich APIs to interact with devices (e.g. to access bluetooth or NFC functionality)
With the standards started with the help of the HTML5Apps project, app developers will increasingly be able to use HTML5 for apps that they could not do before, creating an alternative to app stores and avoiding many of their issues (app store approval process, revenue sharing with the app store provider, proprietary development environment, …). In particular, HTML5 standards on support for installing apps, handling of payments and access to device features such as Bluetooth or NFC are well advanced and first implementations in HTML5 platforms are available.