Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 16:41 UTC
Internet & Networking Reedit: "A minimalist, elastic and read-only Reddit web-app client, that lets you create custom 'Channels' with up to 3 subreddits each." Probably the first web application I've used that doesn't make me long for something native. Fantastic work.
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RE: Why?
by Nelson on Sat 5th Jan 2013 20:28 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

The question of the viability of web applications is an important one in the context of OSNews given that a lot of mobile OSes are using HTML5 as their application platform.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 5th Jan 2013 20:36 in reply to "RE: Why?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah but there is a huge difference between writing a html5 app that will be served over http to a variety of web browsers versus a html5 app that is only run by the os' html renderer.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Nelson on Sat 5th Jan 2013 21:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think general the techniques for achieving performance are pretty much the same. For example, on Windows 8 which uses HTML5/JS as an option for app development, a lot of the Windows-isms are built on existing HTML5 solutions. Async built ontop of JS promises, view state swapping on top of Media Queries, etc.

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RE[3]: Why?
by WorknMan on Sun 6th Jan 2013 03:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yeah but there is a huge difference between writing a html5 app that will be served over http to a variety of web browsers versus a html5 app that is only run by the os' html renderer.


Honestly, I think we need a better framework than HTML5 that is designed from the ground up to run apps. Thus, you keep HTML5 for web pages and content, and a different framework for apps. Either that, or find a way to make scripting for HTML5 on the client side language agnostic, instead of all these janky wrappers for Javascript we have now.

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