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HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
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melgross
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melgross,
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9/30/2013 | 3:26:56 PM
re: HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Yeah, 85% of developers are skeptical. So far, HTML5 is seriously inferior to native apps. Pretty much everyone in the business knows that, and so do users.

I understand why someone without a platform that's doing well would want to force HTML5 on people, because it's easier for them to do cross platform. But most people rightly shouldn't care in the slightest how easy or hard it is for developers. It's not their problem.

Until HTML5 can exist equally with native code in performance and ability, it's not going to succeed being used that widely, and it shouldn't be.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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9/30/2013 | 5:22:05 PM
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It's chicken and egg, Mel - until a critical mass of developers gets deep into HTML5 and irons out the kinks, native will remain superior in terms of capability. Maybe once Windows becomes as compelling as iOS and Android in terms of having to port apps (and yes, I think it's when, not if) the pain will force that to happen.
ChrisMurphy
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9/30/2013 | 11:32:34 PM
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What I hear often is CIOs who see HTLM5 as the future, but for now they have some mobile apps to knock out fast, and native apps for two platforms will get the job done best. Lorna's point rings true that having to manage three platforms might put the economics over the edge in favor of HTML5.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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9/30/2013 | 11:33:19 PM
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But most importantly, Mike, you got me to watch the Kid President video, which my kids have been telling me for weeks I need to watch if I'm going to understand their jokes.
mjennett
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mjennett,
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10/3/2013 | 1:49:42 PM
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I have to admit that my own daughter who originally turned me on to Kid President so I know where you're coming from!
MobiGnosis
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10/1/2013 | 9:17:40 AM
re: HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Great news that Amazon opening up the door to HTML5 apps and good for mobile application developers
that they have a mobile app development alternative.

Thanks
MobiGnosis
flexengineer
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flexengineer,
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12/9/2013 | 2:35:41 AM
Develop once, deploy everywhere is a reality, just not HTML5.
My feeling about HTML5, in music: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIBmj2asU6s

My views about it, make sure to read comments and feel free to add to it: 
http://www.facebook.com/notes/stephane-beladaci/one-code-any-screen-develop-once-deploy-everywhere-is-a-reality/10152672812579068

The lyrics for the song above, if you don't have time to listen to it:

All the promises we've been given 
All the fires that we've feedin' 
All the lies that we've been livin' in

All the promises...promises...promises...promises...promises...promises

All the promises we've been given, given, given 
All the fires that we've feedin', feedin', feedin' 
All the lies that we've been livin', livin', livin' 
Am I the only one that's still believin'

Wouldn't it be nice if we 
Could leave behind the mess we're in 
Could dig beneath these old troubles return 
To find something amazing

And Wouldn't it be cool if we 
Sail this ship to calmer seas 
Turn our backs on bush fires burn. 
Leave it on the coast

All the promises we've been given, given, given 
All the fires that we've feedin', feedin', feedin' 
All the lies that we've been livin', livin', livin' 
Am I the only one that's still believin'

I can see you're in it to go 
I think we knew this day might come 
I hope you'll find what we never ooh 
Could never seem to love 
But if you find just one reason to return 
You'll find me open arms

All the promises we've been given, given, given 
All the fires that we've feedin', feedin', feedin' 
All the lies that we've been livin', livin', livin' 
Am I the only one that's still believin'

Wouldn't it be nice, if we

Wouldn't it be nice


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