HTML5 Is An Oncoming Train, But Native App Development Is An Oncoming Rocket Ship
HTML5 versus native apps. It’s a debate as old as — well, at least three years ago. And pretty much since the beginning of that debate, there has been a general underlying current among the geek community that HTML5 is good and native is bad. Native is what we have to deal with as we wait for HTML5 to prevail.
But what if that never happens?
Let’s be honest: right now, most HTML-based mobile apps are a joke when compared to their native counterparts. It’s not even remotely close. In fact, you could argue that the discrepancy isn’t much smaller than it was three years ago. And considering that the App Store was only on the verge of launching at that point, in many ways, the discrepancy is even bigger. Just look at mobile games now, for example.
- MG Siegler on Native vs. HTML5 (feedly.com)
- Is the battle between HTML5 and native apps a non-issue? (venturebeat.com)
- HTML5 Is An Oncoming Train, But Native App Development Is An Oncoming Rocket Ship (techcrunch.com)
- HTML5 closing the gap with native application (parisoma.com)