Regarding this week’s post about Native vs. Web Applications, there are two additional notes I’d like to share.
Of course, my argument will still stand: even when all browsers offer hardware accelerated graphics, it’s only their latest versions that do so, not any of the ones in use today. Mobile native apps enjoy hardware accelerated graphics almost everywhere, today, right now.
The second note is Phonegap. For those unfamiliar with it, here’s the tagline explanation of Phonegap:
PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores.
I haven’t played with it yet myself, but am planning on doing so next I get a chance. It’s been in very active development for some time now, and allows you to at least use your expertise with web technologies to build apps for native platforms, also taking advantage of some of the main native APIs. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.