BGCweb 2012 introduces HTML 5 apps, you may ask "what are HTML 5 apps and why do I need them"? Well if you have ever needed to view a web site on a mobile phone, any mobile phone you might be in for a surprise. Many of today's sites are not formatted for mobile devices, for instance, any site that uses Adobe Flash may look pretty slick on your home or office PC but will not display at all on a smart phone. The site most likely will be way too wide for a small screen and requires scrolling up and down, not a good overall user experience. Here's where HTML 5 comes in to play. As part of the BGCweb service we deploy your very own HTML 5 site to display beautifully on ANY mobile phone, Apple, Google or Blackberry. As soon as a user types your URL into their phone it will be detected on our network as a mobile device and redirected to your HTML 5 site and presenting a perfectly formatted site. No scrolling or missing images, a great user experience. The best part is that is pulls all of its data from your BGCweb 2012 database so you do not have update this site separately, it's all automatic.
An HTML5 app is a web based app that we provide to our clients in an effort to reach those non iPhone or Android users (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, etc)
HTML5 Apps are viewable on any smart phone device!
However one draw back to them is they cannot access some of your device's native functionality such as the camera, voice recording and push notifications.
HTML 5 vs. Standard Web Site