30 Incredibly Useful & Fun HTML5 Mobile Apps

With a combined app count that exceeds about 400,000 in the app stores of Apple & Android, why would anyone want to use mobile web apps? Openness and a level playground are the two things that keep web developers going.

It might be in its infancy, but HTML5 is the next 500 pound Guerrilla and much more as far as Internet is concerned. With features like plugin-less video playback, offline storage, geo location etc., HTML5 is on the verge of giving walled gardens like Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Cocoa a good run for their money. After the jump, we have compiled a list of HTML5 web apps developed for accessing from your smartphones.

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas is a simple drawing application that allows you to quickly sketch ideas and create drawings. The available drawing area will automatically resize to fit whatever screen size of device you are using, making it ideal for Android devices. Though a bit light on the features available, the web app can come handy for drawing a quick flash of idea. The sketches can be saved as image files.

Platform: iOS & Android

Geo Meter

Geo Meter

Geo Meter

Detailed readouts of your location data, including information such as latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, heading and more can be determined using Geo Meter. You can view your current position using Google Maps and also email your current location to another person.

Platform: iOS & Android

Card Flip

Card Flip

Card Flip

The classic card to test the power of your memory is here! Just like in any platform where the game is played, all you have to do is to turn over and match pairs of identical cards to win. Try and beat your fastest time in the least number of turns.

Platform: iOS

Checklist

Checklist

Checklist

Checklist is an easy to use HTML5 web app for creating quick to dos or shopping lists. Checklist keeps a running total of all your items and tells you how many you have remaining as you check them off one by one. You can also email lists of remaining items to another person.

Platform: iOS, Web OS & Android

OpenAppMkt

OpenAppMkt

OpenAppMkt

OpenAppMkt is a marketplace for mobile HTML5 web apps. The service lets you subscribe to free and paid HTML5 web apps and without having to say it is built on the breakout programming language as well. Point your mobile browser to OpenAppMkt.com and add it to your home screen to start browsing & using mobile web apps.

Platform: iOS & Android

Google Voice

Google Voice

Google Voice

Known for the app that forever broke the Apple-Google friendship, Google Voice allows you to manage all your phones from a single Google Voice number. With its impeccable design that rivals that of a native Cocoa app, Google Voice web app lets you use a bunch of great features like voicemail transcription, call blocking, call screening and many more.

Platform: iOS & Android

Google Latitude

Google Latitude

Google Latitude

With this web app, you can see your friends’ locations on a map or in a list. In addition to keeping track of where your buddies are (more like stalking), you can get your location history, set up alerts, publish your location, integrate with your Google Talk status and more.

Platform: iOS & Android

Pie Guy

Pie Guy

Pie Guy

Are you a fan of the legendary Pacman game? Well Pie Guy is a fun arcade game that looks a knock off in the retro style of Pacman.

Platform: iOS

YouTube

YouTube

YouTube

Yes, there is a native YouTube app in a lot of smart phones including the iPhone. It incorporates the features and functionalities like search query suggestions, the options to create playlists,the ability to designate ‘favorite’, ‘like’, or ‘unlike’ videos directly from your device just like the way you do it in your desktop browser.

Platform: iOS & Android

Sudoku Superstar

Sudoku Superstar

Sudoku Superstar

Sudoku is such an additive past time, so is this app. Sudoku Superstar is a beautiful app that loads instantly, works offline and is there to provide endless hours of frustrating fun!

Platform: iOS

Flip Clock

Flip Clock

Flip Clock

Not planning to for those $1.99 flip clock apps? Here is a HTML5 equivalent for you.

Platform: iOS

Color Mail

Color Mail

Color Mail

Color Mail is a fun web app with which you can create a color styled email template and then you can use it directly in your iOS Mail app to send a colorful email to your friends. Plenty of templates are available in multiple categories.

Platform: iOS

Cambrian worm

Cambrian worm

Cambrian worm

Cambrian worm is a drag game where you drag the worm across the screen to eat snails and grow your worm longer. Remember to ensure that the worm never touches itself.

Platform: iOS

Scrabble Helper

Scrabble Helper

Scrabble Helper

Scrabble Helper is a great way t cheat your friends while playing Scrabble. Just enter your titles and you will get all the possible words!

Platform: iOS

Fillit

Fillit

Fillit

Fillit is a simple game to kill time. The objective is to fill up the 50% of the screen with the filler ball. To create a filler ball, tap the screen. It will grow until you release the screen, it hits another filler ball, or a bouncing ball runs into it.

Platform: iOS

KingdomGame

KingdomGame

KingdomGame

A browser based online in a real time ongoing strategy game that pits you against thousands of other players. Build your kingdom & fight wars till you are the ultimate ruler of the world.

Platform: iOS

Blackjack

Blackjack

Blackjack

A simple and straight forward blackjack game with no ads and clutter to distract your attention from the game.

Platform: iOS

MotionFrame Flare

MotionFrame Flare

MotionFrame Flare

MotionFrame Flare is a simple animation application which after installing to the homescreen and launched starts a powerful full- screen motion of a flare which responds to the motion of the finger.

Platform: iOS

Bejeweled

Bejeweled

Bejeweled

I never understood why the entire world goes gaga over this variant of a brick game. Anyway, from the popular game studio Popcap comes this HTML5 game.

Platform: iOS

CARMADILLO

CARMADILLO

CARMADILLO

The premise of the game is simple. You are an armadillo that not only has to avoid cars, trucks & motorcycles but also snakes,wolves and obstacles as well.

Platform: iOS

Stripr

Stripr

Stripr

For comics strip lovers, this web app brings them from hundreds of destinations. The beauty is you can download them when you have access to Internet and read them from the app when you are offline.

Platform: iOS

Meebo

Meebo

Meebo

Meebo is a very familiar name in the Internet chat universe. This fully featured chat app is easy to use and works just like a native app.

Platform: iOS & Android

iFlirt 3

iFlirt 3

iFlirt 3

An application that is for the socially challenged! The app provides hundreds of great pick up lines guaranteed to help you flirt with the ladies. There is also an option to email the lines to help out a friend in need too.

Platform: iOS & Android

Reader

Reader

Reader

This ebook Reader app makes the most of the iPhone screen real estate to read books completely offline. Once you setup an account, sync your books and launch them to read instantly.

Platform: iOS

2B

2B

2B

With a background that mimics that of a ruled note book, 2B lets your iPhone double as an impromptu scribble pad. Using your finger as an imaginary 2B pencil, you can sketch, scribble or jot in portrait or landscape mode.

Platform: iOS

Morse Code Generator

Morse Code Generator

Morse Code Generator

Centuries later, Morse codes till draws the attention of geeks. With this app you can translate any English sentence into dots and dashes.

Platform: iOS & Android

ParkingAssistant

ParkingAssistant

ParkingAssistant

This web app with the help of iPhone’s AGPS shows parking lots in your vicinity. The data of parking lots are collected from the openstreetmap project.

Platform: iOS & Android

PocketMarket

PocketMarket

PocketMarket

PocketMarket web app allows you to keep track of the latest prices for the most common commodities traded on NYMEX. Commodity price charts are also displayed throughout the duration of the current trading day.

Platform: iOS

3GSpeed

3GSpeed

3GSpeed

Highly suspect of you carrier’s data speeds? This handy little app can help you to measure your mobile & wireless Internet connection speeds accurately.

Platform: iOS & Android

Calorie Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Are you a heath nut keeping targets to attain size zero or something? Use the Calorie Calculator to determine your daily calorie intake to help achieve your desired weight.

Platform: iOS

Did we miss a fun HTML5 web app? Please do let us know in the comments section.


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