HTML5Apps: Closing the gap between native and HTML5 apps through standardisation

Daniel Dardailler
Topics recommended for the 2016-2017 Work Programme: 

We think the following areas, which are also part of the EC Rolling Plan for ICT standardisation, should be covered in the upcoming program: Web accessibility, Mobile payment, Linked Open Data, Intelligent Transport Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, and Internet//Web of Things for Smart Grids, Metering, and Cities.

Projects major results: 

The goal of the HTML5Apps project is to close the gap between native and HTML5 apps through the standardisation of missing HTML5 functionalities. Progress has been made in all areas presented in the DoW, in particular, new OS level APIs for HTML5 apps are being standardised in the W3C SysApps WG (which met f2f in China to resolve issues with the security and execution API models) and we ran a first Web Payments workshop with more than 100 participants. We also created an industry charter for the group, a Web site, etc.

Potential exploitation strategy: 

In terms of exploitation, W3C standards are successfully deployed because they have a large community of players involved from the very beginning of the process. With resources from this project, we have recruited representatives from 20 W3C Member organisations in the W3C Web and Mobile Interest Group, and attracted more than 130 subscribers to its public mailing list. We also held 5 teleconferences, 1 face-to-face meeting, 10 task forces, 3 of which are led by the HTML5Apps project, and cover work linked to high-level analysis of the needs of HTML5apps.

An update since the last Concertation meeting (March 2014): 

Since the last concertation meeting, and in addition to the above, we started our coordination for pre-standardisation coming from the Unit projects and updated our popular roadmap document on Standards for Web Applications on Mobile. We've also done a lot our outreach with the press and at conferences.