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Android SDK vs HTML5: What are the differences?

What is Android SDK? An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is HTML5? 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web. HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.

Android SDK can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while HTML5 is grouped under "Languages".

"Android development", "Necessary for android" and "Android studio" are the key factors why developers consider Android SDK; whereas "New doctype", "Local storage" and "Canvas" are the primary reasons why HTML5 is favored.

reddit, Lyft, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use HTML5, whereas Android SDK is used by Google, Instacart, and Slack. HTML5 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3170 company stacks & 3491 developers stacks; compared to Android SDK, which is listed in 1084 company stacks and 907 developer stacks.

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What is Android SDK?

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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      What are some alternatives to Android SDK and HTML5?
      Android Studio
      Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
      Ionic
      Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      Flutter
      Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
      Xamarin
      Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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      How developers use Android SDK and HTML5
      Avatar of OutSystems
      OutSystems uses HTML5HTML5

      Read more on how to extend the OutSystems UI with HTML here.

      At the user interface level, the platform provides a rich visual editor that allows web interfaces to be composed by dragging and dropping. Instead of purely writing HTML, developers use visual widgets. These widgets are wrapped and are easy to reuse just by dragging and dropping without everyone needing to understand how they are built.

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      Instacart uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      So we very, very early on, we were iOS only, then we thought, well we’re missing out on half of the market. We need to add Android. So we had a friend of ours start working on the Android app, and I had to build the API for him, but I was having a really hard time doing that because I didn’t know what he needed exactly, so I built the first version of the web store over the weekend because I wanted to have a client to consume myself for the API I was building.

      Avatar of Rajeshkumar T
      Rajeshkumar T uses HTML5HTML5
      • Its used for "Food Ordering System" with Mobile Responsive theme.

      • Custom email template ( Static and dynamic updates)

      • Cart and checkout modules.

      • Banners and ads management.

      • Restaurant listing and website ordering.

      • It support all the mobile browser compatibility.

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      Ana Phi Sancho uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Unity and app compatible porposes : software development kit that enables developers to create applications for the Android platform.

      Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
      Andrew Gatenby uses HTML5HTML5

      All of our responsive wireframes that are used to build the front end of our clients' sites are built with HTML 5, so we can ensure the most efficient and up to date experience for their customers.

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      The Android SDK is the key-component of all Android-based development and had to be included in this stack for sure. We work with the SDK through IntelliJ IDEA and the command-line.

      Avatar of Eliana Abraham
      Eliana Abraham uses HTML5HTML5

      I mostly just use it when I need to customize something from Bootstrap or *SemanticUI *and when I need to tweak tiny details or get around the limitations of Javascript.

      Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses HTML5HTML5

      We exclusively use HTML5 instead of XHTML (or even older) HTML-versions. We like the new unity that HTML5 offers and try to keep our code according to the conventions.

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      papaver uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      last time i used the android sdk was converting the tiktok app to ios. what a mess it was back then. the developer nature of the sdk was apparent vs apples offering.

      Avatar of Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV
      Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      Uso del Android SDK para el desarrollo de aplicaciones para Android con geolocalización, multimedia y almacenamiento en la base de datos.

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