The hyper-text mark language version five (HTML5) is capable of creating apps that run identically on different platforms enabling independent software developers (ISVs) to spend their time writing new code rather that rewriting for different operating systems. By creating an HTML-engine for each smartphone and tablet OS, Motorola Solutions can now offer its software app developers the ability to cut their development efforts while fully supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends in the modern enterprise: R. Colin Johnson
Motorola's Enterprise Tablet (ET1) used by businesses like HomeDepot for sales personnel can now run the same HTML5 apps as front-office users on their iPad, Blackberry Playbook or Windows 8 tablet.
Here is what EETimes says about HTML5 apps: Those ruggedized Motorola Solutions' ET-1 tablets you see point-of-sale clerks at Home Depot and elsewhere wielding to display product features, scan barcodes and take credit cards are also being used in the warehouse to manage inventory and by buyers to visualize their entire supply chain. In the front office, however, ruggedized tablets are unnecessary, prompting Motorola Solutions to craft RhoMobile Suite, a software development environment for Windows PCs or MacOS computers that churns out universal HTML5-based apps that run not only one Motorolas ruggedized ET-1, but also on smartphones and tablets.