Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:54 UTC
Windows "More than 100,000 applications have now been published in the Windows Phone Marketplace and new content is currently being added at the rate of 313 applications per day. At the time of writing, 100,145 applications have been published. Of these, 26,493 were added in the last three months and 9,391 were added in the last month. These applications come from just over 23,825 different publishers." Is there anybody out there who still places any value on these numbers, whether they be for Android, iOS, or WP7? Considering virtually all Android, iOS, and WP7 applications are useless, ugly, buggy crap (with only a few being somewhat tolerable - never actually good, because good software doesn't exist), I honestly don't really care. But hey, another check mark on the list of PR talking points.
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I saw an article yesterday where someone was speculating (or even advocating) that in the future the "web" as we know it would near-dissappear and everyone would use these mini-web apps to access the internet rather than browsers. I hope that doesn't happen. I don't want to install an "app" for every site I might want to browse.

I am looking forward to this.

Developing web applications just sucks, with the mixture of CSS, HTML, Javascript trying to bend the browser to provide a proper environment across versions and operating systems.

Web applications are just glorified teletypes.

Personally, given the choice, I'll always use native over web applications.

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