April 2011 Archives

Mobile Application Development

Recently, I had a lot of discussions about mobile application development. As there is a big hype around App-stores for the different platforms, it seems that everybody and everything needs a native app for a mobile device. Slightly hidden from this hype are the advances the mobile web. I covered some aspects briefly in a previous post and probably the most important ones are code portability and cost efficiency for reaching a large target audience. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a nice article on mobile application development in ACM's CACM that focuses on the pros and cons of native vs. web-based mobile applications. To spoil the reading: the authors are very much pro mobile web.

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