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Mobile Web Apps vs Native Mobile Apps

The hot topic of discussion among the “mobile blogesphere” today is no doubt Michael Mace’s piece “Mobile applications, RIP”.

The follow on reading include Miker’s post, and Carlos’s piece as well. Finally, Dean Bubley’s piece is here.

To be honest, the only “Native App” I can think of that has to be native is mobile virus scanning software i.e. F-Secure :P…

Of course, we’re not entirely there yet. WebKit is nice, but what about Location Based Services – one would ask? Isn’t that something only native apps can handle? That is true for the current generation of the mobile browsers, but what if the future versions of the Mobile browsers are location aware? That seems like a logically next step to me.

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