Jeremy Allaire’s open letter to the industry launched a discussion about what the toolkits of the future look like. He pointed out that we are benefiting from the Internet tech, but when it comes to mobile, we have religious wars. The biggest benefit the mobile phone has brought is better access to the Web. Therefore, the app store trying to differentiate itself from the Web has led to false thinking. The answer has to be in taking advantage of Web development to deliver mobile solutons.
“Hybrid apps as a bi-partisan solution to the religious mobile platform wars are too important to our economy. Every institution on the planet wants to invest in reaching users through apps on consumer devices, but we have a deep deep labor shortage because of these religious wars.”
In other words, focusing on making the Web work for mobile will be more productive than differentiating the Web on each phone... Read More