Intel launched a free HTML5 Development Environment at IDF in Beijing last week. The tool is said to enable cross-platform development, test, and deployment of apps that can run on multiple device types and operating systems, and which can be distributed through multiple application stores.
Intel says it’s investing in HTML5 “to help mobile application developers lower total costs and improve time-to-market for cross-platform app development and deployment.”
“Based on web standards and supported by W3C, HTML5 makes it easier for software developers to create applications once to run across multiple platforms,” adds the company.
Intel obtained the HTML5 developer tools and build systems from appMobi, and also hired appMobi’s tool-related technical staff to help “extend its existing HTML5 capabilities and accelerate innovation and delivery of HTML5 tools for cross platform app developers,” says the company.
Evans Data recently found that 43 percent of all mobile developers currently use HTML5 and an additional 38 percent expect to use HTML5 in the coming year.
“I am pleased to let you know that Intel recently acquired the developer tools and build system from appMobi,” commented Joe Wolf in a February 2013 Intel blog post. “While we’ve changed the names of the tools, the same capabilities will be there for you.”
The Intel HTML5 Development Environment is available “at no cost” from the company’s Developer Zone, go here.