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.
- Building a presence on mobile? Here are your options
With many competing business models, technologies and systems, a perennial topic of conversation is which approach is better for mobile: websites and webapps, written in HTML5 and related Web technologies, housed on the Web and run across multiple platforms, devices and browsers; or native apps, downloaded to devices and built upon and designed specifically for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms.
- 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!