Speaking in the morning’s keynote session, Kovacs stated: “50 percent of people are on the mobile web, but I see a lot of walls going up… Less than 10 percent of the top one million websites are mobile enabled.
“Work is underway and the momentum has started,” he said, referencing HTML5-based mobile services from Facebook, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Economist. “Two years ago less than 10 percent of video was playable in HTML5 – today’s it’s 69 percent. And there are three million HTML developers today. It is the language tech developers are speaking – the majority of people prefer to develop for web runtime than proprietary platforms, the open web gives developers the biggest canvas to play on.”
Many have attached mobile technology design and noted HTML5 as savior. HTML5 has since become the hottest skill in the mobile design community.