When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the bigest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native…because it just wasn’t there. And it’s not that HTML5 is bad. I’m actually, on long-term, really excited about it. One of the things that’s interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps combined. So mobile Web is a big thing for us.Mark Zuckerberg at Disrupt SF 2012
- The Annual Mobile Monday London Debate: HTML5 vs. Native apps
Last night, at Mobile Monday London (#MoMoLo), we saw the latest edition of the HTML5 versus Native Apps debate. That never ending debate where a bunch of ‘experts’ get together and pontificate over which platform is the best.
- Playing Devils Advocate to Facebook
In a clear attempt to play devils-advocate, “Facebook is designed to suck up all your free time so that you become a slave to ‘the network’”. What we have yet to see is Facebook drip-feeding that free time back to you at a premium; it will happen!
- User Interface Guidelines for Mobile and Tablet Devices
The official user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) guidelines from the manufacturers, links to which you can find below, are a source of inspiration for mobile web and application design. Here, you will find guidelines, samples, tips, and descriptions of common mistakes. Many of the guidelines focus on native application development, but we can apply most parts of them to mobile web design.