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."