Future of mobile apps

Interesting article about HTML5 being the future of apps on mobile. Having worked in the smartphone industry I totally agree. Just like not many apps are used on the PC / Mac anymore but mostly web browser I believe the same thing will happen on tablet / smartphone.

The key obstacle to PC moving to web was the horsepower and fast links. If you think about the smartphone and mobile networks you could consider them to be like the PC and dialup internet 5 years ago. Given Moores law and 4G networks the mobile will go the same way I believe.

The other key part is offline storage in HTML5 so that applications can retain data/state. Already the financial times have switched to HTML5 based app so that they can avoid the 'Apple Tax'


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