How HTML5 Can Erode Apple's Mobile Dev Dominance
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In our last installment, we looked at how the future of Web program will be defined by the struggle between native apps and HTML5. The consensus is a future where HTML5 is dominant, and where programmers should strongly consider signing up for an HTML5 tutorial to get up to speed.
Specifically, we cited a new report spelling out four key areas where this struggle will unfold. We looked at the first two - distribution and monetization - and today we'd like to look at the second two, starting with what's defined as "platform power and network effects."
As of now, Apple has a huge hold on the mobile development space. But HTML5 is changing that, because now, developers can create functionality for Apple devices by bypassing Apple entirely. Advantage: HTML5.
The one main drawback with HTML5 at the moment is its comparative lack of functionality versus native apps. This will improve, but not at the pace some hope - at least according to the aforementioned report.
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