I'm collecting signs of people looking at things a little bit differently, when it comes to building mobile apps (mindful, of course, of Kirin, our approach for this). Here's a few I've come across:
- TheNextWeb, commenting on the launch (and subsequent withdrawal) of the GMail app for iPhone/iPad: "…some people pointed out that although Gmail’s app uses web view, it’s wrapped in a native wrapper – effectively giving us the worst of both worlds."
- Matt Asay of Strobe (just acquired by Facebook) writing in The Register, talks about how HTML5-for-apps is playing much better in the enterprise, where traditionally user experience has been seen as less important: "And while HTML5 still struggles to deliver as slick an experience as native app development with Java (Android) or Objective-C (iOS), this isn't much of a factor behind the firewall. Enterprise IT is mostly concerned with delivering a good enough user experience on a cross-platform basis."