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T4r4ntul4
 
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What is the difference between android app vs html 5 app?

by T4r4ntul4 Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:00 pm

What are the benefits to use the exported android app above using the html5 version, since both just using the web browser?

What can i do extra with the exported android app, what i can not do with the html 5 web version?

(to be frankly, the exported android app, is not a 'real' android app, its like using vmware/virtualbox principle)
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Re: What is the difference between android app vs html 5 app

by Fred Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:02 pm

You can access most of the phone API like GPS, Contacts etc. It's not implemented fro now, but that's a possibility which is not available in HTML5
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Re: What is the difference between android app vs html 5 app

by SinisterSoft Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:36 am

Geo location is available on html5 though...
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_geolocation.asp
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Re: What is the difference between android app vs html 5 app

by tj1010 Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:59 pm

SinisterSoft wrote:Geo location is available on html5 though...
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_geolocation.asp



If the user's browser config allows the header to be sent; you'd need to design for it to not be available at all. A wrapper for native GPS(including sat aquire stage check) would be proper. Same for BT profiles, Accelerometer, FM, Compass, NFC etc..

Android and IOS also have a disable option for your user but users are more accepting of location-requests on mobiles. It'd still be sensible to design for no-location cases.
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