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HTML5 is one of the fastest-growing technologies in web development. The reason for such a quick adoption is the technology’s usability across desktops and mobile devices. In theory, you program an application once, and it magically works everywhere. It also gives powerful native functionality through simple API access.

Because of HTML5’s dynamic nature, it’s usable for far more than just mobile and desktop browsers. It can be compiled into a native mobile app through platforms such as PhoneGap and appMobi, which can save developers and companies lots of money because they don’t have to maintain two completely separate code bases for apps on iOS and Android.

Most HTML5 APIs are still quite young, so we’ll guide you around pitfalls ...

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