11-20-2012 09:31 AM - edited 11-20-2012 09:36 AM
Not a direct issue related to Blackberry though but related to Mobile World, a kind of thought process. We have seen lot of discussions going on Internet for Native vs Webapp specially after HTML5 specification came into picture.
We have seen some Cross Platform Development frameworks also. We have lot of options to choose from which sometimes might confuse a user what to use. So many technologies/platforms. I think that would depend upon what would suit the requirement (May not be 100% but may be close to that)
In case of Mobile app which would consume web services or totally dependent on web services would Webapp or Hybrid app be a better option compared to Native? What are your experiences?
I have posted this in Web/Webworks forum also to invite views from Web developers. Here is the link.
Please share your experiences.
Edit: Updated link
11-20-2012 09:51 AM
11-20-2012 12:08 PM
Yes I guess this would depend upon few factors. I think Native app gives the speed as only data fetched from network/web services to populate data in UI where as Webapp would fetch every thing (even the UI, CSS, JS) over the Network which may not give good user experience especially on slow networks.
Webapp may give advantage of catering to more devices but has to be done smartly to fit UI to different device real estates.
One instance, where Facebook scrapped their HTML5 app and went for Native App (for iOS)
11-21-2012 04:22 AM
11-21-2012 08:06 AM - edited 11-21-2012 08:31 AM
Did you mean Hybrid app by HTML5 app? Where we package Webapp as Native app. Or you are mentioning about the Caching or Offline mode feature in HTML5 app. As in a pure web app codebase would reside on a Server.
I just realized in above posts to see BB10 not supporting Pure Java apps, I can see Java for Android Run time though. That would mean that pure Java apps developed on BB7 would not be forward compatible to BB10. Or may be RIM has a plan to have run time similar to Android runtime to enable run old Java apps on BB10. Doesn't seems to be a good sign.
Edit : BB10 Java support note added
11-21-2012 08:52 AM