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HTML5 has just made it through the first year since it was declared a complete standard by the World Wide Web Consortium.

In the recent times, the rate at which HTML5 is being adopted is alarming. More and more business organizations are dropping Adobe Flash Player for this HTML5 standard as far as delivering rich content across websites is concerned.

Google has done it, and so has Facebook. Other huge names that have dropped the services of renowned Adobe Flash Player for HTML5 are Amazon and YouTube, just to name a few. However, why now?

Developers have spent long periods trying to standardize their app development on HTML5. However, 2015 is a different year altogether as these developers are trying harder than before to meet the ever-changing business demands for seamless and premium user experience when viewing web pages on different screens and devices. HTML5 has come in as a major choice when it comes to developing business software that delivers rich web experiences, especially when considering the importance mobile-first development is gaining in today’s world.

The power of HTLM5 has been evident for quite some time, but it is just that many chose otherwise. Steve Jobs was a huge fan of HTML5 to an extent that he wrote off Flash Player in an open letter. Mark Zuckerberg gave this software flack back in 2012, but things have changed as his company is one of the earliest adopters of this application at the expense of the famous Flash Player.

So, what is driving this migration to HTML5?

Technical innovation

Over the years of its existence, HTML5 has gone through numerous changes. In addition to the nonstop performance and feature innovation of this markup language, the latest shift towards adoption of HTML5 is also being driven by the fact that modern day web browsers where apps run have stepped up their game. These browsers offer incredibly fast speeds as opposed to what was on offer a few years ago.

One such web browser is Google Chrome, which has forced developers into coming up with solutions that are much faster and more efficient. HTML5 has rich media capabilities that Flash lacks and they are for sure capturing the attention of many developers, for instance, ability to perform tasks right from within the browser without the need of a plugin.

The communication world has been taken over by extremely powerful mobile devices, for instance, the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, which features a very powerful octa-core processor. These high performing devices are huge contributors to the current shifting to HTML5.

Business organizations need it

Competition is what drives not only innovation but also business in general. Today, businesses are under huge pressure to deliver their customers with highly sophisticated applications both on web and mobile platforms. On the other hand, no customer wants to interact with businesses in a limited range of devices or platforms.

What this means is that as the expectations of the customers drastically increase, the rate at which these expectations are changing is also on the rise. Businesses need to keep stay with the industry demands tostay on top of things. There is aneed to invest in both present and future technologies in a bid to meet the ever-changing needs of customers.

HTML5 offers developers with “write once and deploy anywhere” capabilities, which empowers them to design, create and manage apps in more sophisticated and complex manner across a variety of platforms and devices.

Developers will need it even more

As the digital world evolves, many things get complex and sophisticated as well. Nonetheless, developing teams remain under enormous pressure to deliver their customers with apps that are more complex and faster than before – hence the need to jump to HTML5.

One primaryreason these developers are quickly moving to this markup language is due to its open standards support. What this does is help the developers deliver on each app’s requirements regardless of the device, form factors, operating systems or even platforms.

In short, HTML5 can be used to develop and deliver rich content without caring much about the device or operating system in use.