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Daily Wrap: Developing Hybrid HTML5 Apps May Cost Less and More

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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Hybrid HTML5 Apps Are Less Costly to Develop Than Native

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:

Piotr Steininger — “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.’

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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