Forrester asserts that hybrid HTML5 apps are less expensive to develop than native apps. This and more in today's Daily Wrap.
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Should you develop a native app or an HTML5 app that will run on multiple platforms? A Forrester report aims to answer the question. For the cost-conscious developer, hybrid HTML5 apps provide more value than attempting to create native apps across the four major mobile platforms.
From the comments:
-- "Having developed several hybrids now, I have to disagree with the broad statement: 'In the future we are likely to see a majority of apps built in this fashion.' Piotr Steininger
I'm a veteran web developer and that includes Sproutcore and jQuery. I love web technologies. I was a huge fan of PhoneGap based apps. That is... until I went through the process of building and maintaining a several of them.
Hybrid development may make sense on SOME tablet devices - namely iPad and iPad2. Even those have limitations. When it comes to Android, no animations/transforms are hardware accelerated and user experience is dismal at best (even on Honeycomb).' (more of Piotr's insightful comment)
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