January 3rd, 2018
W3C has published a Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context.
Sponsored by Beihang University, this edition is a redesign of the Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap document, published on a quarterly basis from 2011 to 2015. It documents existing standards, highlights ongoing standardization efforts, points out topics under incubation, and discusses technical gaps that may need to be addressed in the future. For instance, the document identifies ongoing work around Progressive Web Applications that allow to create a consistent and persistent lifecycle for applications on the Web platform.
New versions will be published on a quarterly basis, or as needed depending on progress of key technologies of the Web platform. The document is part of a set of roadmaps under development in a GitHub repository, such as the Overview of Media Technologies on the Web. These roadmaps aim to provide a short-to-mid term view of where the Web Platform is heading in different areas. We encourage the community to review them and raise comments, or suggest new ones, on the repository’s issue tracker.