HTML5 vs. Native? Wrong Question

Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, with its fine tradition of food, football and family arguments, I was reminded of another argument that’s taken up space here and plenty of other places. Namely, the debate between HTML5 and native. What occurred to me wasn’t another pro or con for one side or the other, but […]

Native vs. HTML5 – looked at objectively, the debate is over

Almost a year ago I wrote a white paper about Native versus HTML5 mobile app development, asking ‘Which option is best?’ Even then, the answer was pretty obvious: look at the question objectively, using a set of clear comparisons, and HTML5 is crushed by native development, even though HTML5 wins on a few points.  Strangely, […]

Native vs. HTML5: The Enterprise Argument

A variety of arguments come up in the native vs. HTML5 debate. When an enterprise is crafting its mobile application development strategy it must weigh many factors. It’s part of our mission at Appcelerator to stay abreast of these issues and give the thousands of developers who use our platform the best current information so […]

Native vs. HTML5: The Real World of the Mobile App Marketplace

The native vs. HTML5 debate isn’t an academic exercise; it’s a real business decision for thousands of companies looking to kick their mobile application development into higher gear. (Or to get started in the first place). So it can be very helpful to review some of the actual numbers and see how things are shaking out […]


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