WEB DEVELOPERS are not shy of the incoming HTML5 standard and around half are already working with it, according to recent research findings.
Evan's Data has completed a survey of developers and found that, among 1,200 respondents, use of HTML5 is between 40 and 60 per cent and generates more of a buzz than say, Flash or Silverlight.
Use is highest in the Asia Pacific region, where 58 per cent of developers said that they are already using HTML5. In the US, 43 per cent of respondents are developing with HTML5, and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 39 per cent are using HTML5. Evans Data added in 'planned use' responses to bring these totals to over 75 per cent.
We are seeing increased use of HTML5, and this week at CES Microsoft showed how Internet Explorer 9 is using it to play a game that people have been playing on their phones for months now, while other firms continue to push it on the web.
"There isn't any question about the adoption of HTML5, it's already the de facto standard," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data.
"There is especial strength in HTML5 for mobile and cross-platform mobile apps, which is the direction the industry is moving for client devices, and that has made it extremely attractive to developers everywhere in the world. We see the most strength in Asia, a region that is generally quick to adopt new technologies." µ