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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by Nycran on Wed 5th May 2010 05:22 UTC
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Fair point about the blog post being about not posting to Apples store. Still, it's worth it being public knowledge that you *can* write a HTML5 app and still submit it to the store if you want to.

"With an AJAX app you don't have to lose a session just because the connection died. You just can't make a new request to the server until your connection resumes. The user can continue filling out the form and for an in-house app it isn't a big deal to expect the user to be online."

Sorry I didn't mean losing a session, I was talking about waiting for HTTP POST's to the server to be processed, and if the connection is slow or down, the submission becoming impossible and causing frustration. If you're writing something where the user must enter a lot of data, i.e., fill in form, submit, fill in form, submit, over and over, latency and slow connections is a big usability problem. And that is one of the key problem areas that HTML5 has the tools to overcome.

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