07-27-2013 05:18 PM
07-30-2013 09:15 AM
When used, most would say it was built with Cascades or NDK. AIR is in a runtime just like the Android runtime. However, the AIR runtime performs just as well in some regards to a Cascade app and in general better then WebWorks.
Would WebWorks be considered "native"?
Is using a highly optimized AIR runtime that uses the BB SDK be native?
Or is "native" mean that it uses a native SDK that looks and behaves like a BB app. This would then include Cascades, WebWorks and AIR. I tend to like that definition.
I believe to developers it means one thing and to consumers it means another.
I agree with jtegen about the native look and feel. Consumers are very much looking for that Built for BlackBerry stamp on applications and that status can be achieved with an AIR application.