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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Native > HTML5
by crocodile on Wed 5th May 2010 11:05 UTC
crocodile
Member since:
2010-01-18

HTML 5, Javascript, etc. applications do not hold a candle compared to a native applications. Requiring to have access to internet in order to run just a simple a application is ridiculous. Why do I need to be chained to the internet for running an application?

Edited 2010-05-05 11:22 UTC

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RE: Native > HTML5
by google_ninja on Wed 5th May 2010 12:53 in reply to "Native > HTML5"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

try going to http://280slides.com/Editor/ in chrome or safari. Head and shoulders better then most client apps that do the same thing, and if you have a decent internet connection, it is actually more responsive too. How about GMail? Best mail app I have ever used. Google Maps? MS Streets and Trips was a phenomenal product, but google maps is even better. How about Freshbooks for billing? Scales down to 2-3 man shops better then anything else I have ever seen. Google Reader replaced native RSS agregators for me years ago. How about product management software? I haven't seen a decent native one for years now.

Oh yeah, and if you have an iPhone and are not on the internet, many native apps wont work that well either. Everything is written with the assumption of constant internet access.

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RE[2]: Native > HTML5
by nt_jerkface on Wed 5th May 2010 21:40 in reply to "RE: Native > HTML5"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Oh yeah, and if you have an iPhone and are not on the internet, many native apps wont work that well either. Everything is written with the assumption of constant internet access.


That is technically impressive but I still can't see people using it over OpenOffice.

OpenOffice is also free and doesn't require a connection to the internet. You download it once and you don't have to bother with logins or uploading files that you later download again as part of the presentation.

I think web apps have potential but there is little reason to use them if there is native software that offers equal or better functionality.

Edited 2010-05-05 21:41 UTC

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RE: Native > HTML5
by AnyoneEB on Wed 5th May 2010 16:28 in reply to "Native > HTML5"
AnyoneEB Member since:
2008-10-26

HTML5 apps can be written that do not use the internet. Local storage allows an HTML5 application to have a local database, so it does not need to rely on a server.

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