The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.
Native apps versus mobile web — it’s still a hot debate, regardless of the fact that it’s been going on for a good couple of years at this point.
For developers, app stores are both a blessing and a curse.
Appgyver exclusively announced to VentureBeat that it has raised $1.325M in seed funding for its toolset that developers can use to easily test and deploy apps.
Editor’s Pick “There are a few things that are critically missing. One is tooling support. The second is operability. Because those two things don’t exist, people are falling back to native. It’s not that HTML5 isn’t ready; it’s that the ecosystem doesn’t support it.”
Many things you put on Facebook you want to save and share forever. Some things you wish you could delete immediately.
Guest Post Or, why HTML5 disappointed many developers this year.
Imagine designing and creating a native mobile app for iPhone or Android that connects to web services in about 10 minutes. Oh, and you’re creating the web services at exactly the same time
Guest Post Just like Apollo Creed and Rocky joined forces to take on Clubber Lang in Rocky II, HTML5 and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are an unstoppable team.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn’t mince words today about the company’s past mobile strategy.
Editor's Pick “Forget being in love with the open web and all that touchy-feely stuff.”
Finally, iPhone users could soon get access to the rich Gmail experience that Android users have had since the beginning.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Jason Taylor is VP of Platform Strategy at Usablenet. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Guest Post Everyone seems to be gung-ho about HTML5 or native mobile apps, and religiously preaching for one approach over the other. Yet, while mobile giants such as Apple and Google battle it out, some companies are already opting for a third option — mediating the two approaches in what is popularly known as the “hybrid app approach”.
Facebook is currently working on an HTML5-based web app for mobile Safari designed to circumvent Apple’s App Store, according to a TechCrunch report.
The success of downloadable smartphone apps will continue at least through the next five years. A new study from ABI Research estimates that app industry will achieve 44 billion cumulative downloads by 2016.
Will HTML5 or native apps lead the charge for the superphone platform? Or is the conflict between the two simply getting overblown?
Guest Post Editor’s note: This discussion about the superphone app platform is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our discussion about HTML5 versus native, we’ll have top executives around the table, including Facebook, Google, Verizon, Sencha, AT&T and more.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories that VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Over the past two decades, the mobile industry has become increasingly stunted by fragmented protocols, standards, and regional differences. But a hot new technology called HTML5 promises to remedy this by delivering an unprecedented open, democratic and wonderfully fertile mobile web.
Facebook may be the most-downloaded free application on the iPhone, but today the company’s chief technology officer Bret Taylor seemed more excited about the opportunities offered by the mobile Web and HTML5.