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HTML5 logoIn contrast to native applications or “apps”, HTML5-based “apps” are platform and device agnostic, meaning that it becomes easy to move apps between devices. However, today, HTML5 lacks important functionalities such as rich APIs to interact with devices and payment support.

The goal of the HTML5Apps project is to close the gap between native and HTML5 apps through the standardisation of missing HTML5 functionalities. For more details, please read the project’s fact sheet.

Standardize OS level APIs for HTML5 apps

In order for HTML5 apps to realize their full potential as non-proprietary, open alternative to today’s native app environments, further functionality needs to be added to the relevant standards, in particular operating system level APIs. The project will support ongoing work on this in the W3C System Applications WG.

Launch new standardization efforts to close gaps between native apps and HTML5 apps

Identify opportunities for future standardization that will close the gaps between native apps and HTML5 apps, e.g. in the area of payment support or increased interoperability.

Increase European Software Standardization efforts in Software engineering, services and cloud computing

Strengthen the European positioning in the area of “’apps” and beyond (Software Engineering, Cloud computing, Services) by coordinating and encouraging standardization efforts of projects in the “Software Engineering, Services and Cloud Computing” Objective.

Closing the Gaps
Native vs. HTML5?
The HTML5Apps project's goal is to close the gaps! Read more in the project's factsheet pdf file.
Project Funding
EU logo This project is funded by the European Union through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2013-2015) under grant agreement n°611327 - HTML5 Apps.
February 2017
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