All the HTML5 stuff we are getting too excited about actually does not matter that much. Practically, it is just a new technology that is getting attention and the demands to it will cause most of us to learn it and use it, whenever we like it or not. What we can observe, however, is that HTML5 is presented as a possible solution to creating cross-platform and cross-browser applications, that rely on common standards. In reality it is about time to see whether Google Chrome, Safari, the android's built-in mobile browser or whatever system (not just browser) we have that pretends to support HTML5 will actually become the IE6 of the 21st century. HTML5 might have been created to become a simple and standard solution, but until it really gets there, it will be an arena for technology war of dominance and market shares.
There is no option for I don't give a rats arse for mobile apps.
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If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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As if Android, Windows Mobile or Apple have something in common. Or there was something except ANSI C in common.
Frankly, I don't want to see the same UI on all mobile. It's moronic. I want to feel the start menu of Windows, the bubbles of Mac, and the .. whatever it is on Android.
HTML (5 or not)? No thanks. If this is why processors have become two times bigger at the expense of "occasional" glitches, just for some ugly accordion controls (or because WebKit uses too much std::shared_ptr than HTML can bear), then I want a mobile device with Windows NT4 ugliness and speed. Good days when I switch from the monitor and when I looked again, the logon screen was already there. But that's just <me. *
* Sorry, program crashed because element <me have no closing >.
Sadly, yes. The same trend that transformed Windows NT business machine into an entertainment thing appears everywhere. Who cares that Blackberry is still the one (or one of the fewest) mobile things you can use to have encryption and Exchange clients, when you can play some bubble gum things on a 500 Eur phone?
Few years more and those guys won't be able to write a sprintf. Long live HTML (5, 6, etc).
The resistance I've seen to HTML 5 in favor of native development is mostly from cross-browser incompatibilities and overall poor quality of those browsers. There are significant deficiencies in all of the browsers that are expensive to workaround. Given those costs and the few native platforms, the balance leans toward native development.
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