Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th May 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Discussions of Apple's strict control over the app store often do not mention that you can deploy cross platform apps using web applications. HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS should allow you to create compelling, applications without having to distribute through Apple. "I am convinced that the HTML5 app route is the best one for a fat slice of the non-game iPhone apps currently out there, especially those that are simple and face stiff competition. Increased interoperability will help them more than a relative lack of eye candy will hinder them. The problem is convincing clients of that."
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Great Idea
by sultanqasim on Tue 4th May 2010 23:47 UTC
sultanqasim
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2006-10-28

I think that 'HTML5 apps' are a great idea. They provide cross platform compatibility and a relatively native experience. They are also approved of by Apple. Offline storage would be key though.

What I think would be good is an iPhone/Android/Other wrapper app that is a webkit view that is showing a locally stored HTML5 page with locally stored data. When connected to the net, it will search for a new version of the page and automatically update itself by downloading the new HTML5 app/webpage if available.

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