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Suddenly the native app is cool again

Mar 25, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"If the future is cloud-based applications, we still have a long way to go to realize that vision. Ironically, we may actually be getting ever further away from it even as the cloud assumes central importance in the computing landscape.

"Running applications in the cloud is an ambitious dream, but one that keeps stumbling against the reality of dedicated, native applications, particularly those running on mobile devices.

"This thought struck me while using Facebook. I find the Facebook UI somewhat cluttered and busy on my laptop, but on my iPhone? It's fantastic."

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