After my HTML5 talk, I issued a survey asking people about their expectations for HTML5. There were 11 responses, so I won’t make any claims for any statistical significance, but there were a few interesting results. I will leave the survey open, for anyone who wishes to spread the word, and I’ll post a follow up if I get an order of magnitude more responses.
I’ll step through each question in turn and discuss the results.
What features of HTML5 do you anticipate using the most?
|New structural elements e.g. <section> <nav>||8||73%|
|Inlining of SVG and MathML||1||9%|
|New forms Input types (E-mail, Tel, date)||0||0%|
|Video / audio||4||36%|
|Geolocation (Where am I?)||5||45%|
|SQL offline storage||2||18%|
|Web storage (key/value pars)||2||18%|
|Offline application cache||0||0%|
Are you concerned about the costs or patents covering videos in the browser?
Which format do you anticipate using the most?
|Mixture of both||6||55%|
What platforms are you hoping to target?
|Non-smartphone mobile devices||1||9%|
Desktop still has the most love out there, but lots of iPhone developers out there looking at HTML5 (I didn’t ask if this was as well as or instead of the app store), interesting to see the iPhone share completely outstrips its market share.
I’ll leave the rest of the analysis to you.
Sounds like I’ll be giving the HTML5 talk again for those of you who missed it. If anyone else wants to hear it, give me a shout and a bus fare and I’ll see what I can do.
UPDATE: Sorry, the chart URLs ended up pointing to the wrong site overnight. Not sure what happened there. Fixed now.