Native vs. Non-native: We’re Talking Mobile

It’s 2011 and debate rages on in the mobile industry over the future of applications.

On one hand, people seem to love native client apps. A quick download process from an app store, and the shiny icon is sitting on the mobile device’s desktop, ready to go.

What’s more, as a developer, I might even get paid for it. But if I want to reach lots of users, I have to write different code for every single device platform: iPhone, Android, Symbian. That’s a lot of code to keep in sync. And I need users to keep updating the applications every time I make a small change.

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