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Compare Kony vs. HTML5

Overview of HTML5

HTML5 has its strengths:
  • Free and widely used
  • “Good enough” rendering on certain devices
  • Offers some mobile functions like Offline Web Storage and Geolocation API
Here are some considerations before adopting HTML5:
  • “What stops mobile developers from using HTML5?”
    • The top 10 reasons why cut across Performance, APIs, Tools, Learning Curve and Marketing with 45.72% of developers citing performance issues, 37.34% citing limited access to hardware APIs and 28.30% citing poor UX output. –Vision Mobile
  • “Will your app need to leverage cameras, microphone or other popular device functions?”
    • HTML5 can access these functions with plug-ins, but with 12% of developers citing outdated 3rd party plugins, apps that take advantage of native device functionality are better performing and more reliable.
  • “How much back-and-forth is involved between IT and the business stakeholders in designing and developing apps?”
    • HTML5 does not provide any support for rapid, low code prototyping—and over 30% of mobile app design issues come from miscommunications with stakeholders – making HTML5 a slower end-to-end process.
  • “How important is user experience to your project?”
    • HTML5 does not provide a true native user experience, which impacts adoption rates, app store ratings, etc.
    • In the case of HTML5 front ends for point solutions, Kony allows clients to differentiate themselves from other users of those solutions.

Net, if your use case is for simple, browser based forms or “brochure-ware” on mobile devices, HTML5 may be a good choice.

What HTML5 shops will say about Kony:

  • “Kony requires you to be locked into their platform—you won’t be able to take your apps with you when you leave!”
    •  NOT TRUE! Kony has unbundled its platform and tooling – you can export app source code at any time and easily import existing mobile web or hybrid apps.
  • “Is Kony free? HTML5 is free!”
  • “HTML5 accepts plug-ins that can make use of a broad range of mobile device functions.”
    •  HTML5 relies on open source plug-ins of varying quality and performance—Kony provides native support across devices.
    •  Plug-ins are supported by the open source community, a challenge for use cases that require reliable support and difficult to manage across different versions and frameworks.

Start Fast. Stay Fast. Without Compromises. Kony.

The Kony AppPlatform is transforming the world’s most innovative businesses — so, how do we remain a market leader when contenders come and go? It’s simple – we help you Start Fast. Stay Fast. Without Compromises.

  • Kony’s AppPlatform begins with rapid, visual assembly using components and templates – which means an 80% reduction in code vs. developing from scratch.
  • Designers and developers can integrate 100% of the native OS or any available open-source and third-party framework – or choose a pre-built template for a world-class user experience without sacrificing speed.
  • The Kony AppPlatform helps you Stay Fast with re-usable components and pre-built integrations from the Kony Marketplace – so you can visually map your app to backend APIs, databases & legacy middleware.

  • Organizations of any size can eliminate compromises with full omni-channel support for phone, tablet, responsive web and desktop with security and analytics enabled by default across your entire application
  • With the convergence of MADP, RMAD and MBS, Kony’s AppPlatform uniquely provides a simple, productive, no-compromise solution to address the emerging needs of digital apps and omni-channel experiences.

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