Research by Google confirms the obvious: when consumers need to research products, prices, availability etc, it’s easier to use the mobile Web.
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No mention here of the ability of native apps to leverage parallel processing, especially on GPGPUs (general purpose graphical processing units). This will increasingly result in really powerful apps that will provide an even better user experience than current native apps. Advances in web technology is great, but advances in technology that only native apps can take advantage of is likely to far exceed/outpace what web apps can achieve.
I feel this posting didn't reflect that at all, which is understandable. A new superclass of native apps will start to hit the market this year. I know this because my company is developing one. These apps are designed for heteregeneous computing. The frameworks are very complex, but developer friendly SDK's (near English language scripting) and the dramatically improved user experience will influence developers. Business success is dependent on competitive advantage and that's what matters at the end of the day. Not what's easiest to do.
Web apps will continue to have appeal, but native apps are likely to lead innovation for many years to come.
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