Unlike native apps and portlets, widgets are not device or technology specific. They are built with modern web-based technologies, making them uniquely responsive and suited to mobile devices. Whereas portlets are bound to a server or portal framework, widgets can exist anywhere. In addition, they can be fully personalized so you can customize your page to suit individual needs. eBSEG Touch Top Portal use of HTML5 provides the enterprise with the freedom to go truly mobile. HTML5 is technologically agnostic, which means that it works in every browser and on every operating system (OS). This is enormously beneficial to the enterprise as it allows for a significant decrease in development costs by using a ‘Build Once Deploy Many’ approach. In addition, time to value associated with any application is quickly realized. Create just one HTML5 widget-based app, which any front-end developer can do, wrap the app to available OS, and deploy it to the relevant app store for it to be ready for download.
Launch run across multiple devices and comes with supportive technology to create and support ‘hybrid’ apps. Widget-based apps are built with HTML5, and wrapped with a ‘native’ OS container and then distributed to any and every OS app store. The result is apps that are native looking, meaning the same controls, look and feel and are far easier to develop and deploy than market alternatives.
Based on open standards, including HTML, HTML5, and dynamic web technologies, the enterprise remains empowered and has the ability to create highly interactive, rich internet applications, or widgets, in any browser.