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Google Says Mobile Web Apps Will Win In The Long Haul

July 18th, 2009, 12:07 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Native Apps, or Web Apps? It’s the great debate of the mobile world right now, essentially fueling the platform wars from behind the scenes. Palm took the Web App route with the Pre and webOS, though with the SDK just now available to all its a bit too early to gauge that decision. The Apple’s Iphone began its life with Web Apps, only to later open up native support and become the apotheosis of how app development and distribution can be done. Even Google, who will try to jam just about anything into the cloud, is putting a lot of weight behind running things locally on their Android platform.

Still, Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra says Web Apps are the way.


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