February 9, 2011
Is TechCrunch loosening their editorial standards now that they part of AOL? Their recent comparison of HTML5 and native apps manages to evade any useful information while filling us with keywords and inflammatory language (that is, if you are a mobile developer).
Here’s an example:
Let’s be honest: right now, most HTML-based mobile apps are a joke when compared to their native counterparts. It’s not even remotely close. In fact, you could argue that the discrepancy isn’t much smaller than it was three years ago. And considering that the App Store was only on the verge of launching at that point, in many ways, the discrepancy is even bigger. Just look at mobile games now, for example.
It’s not technically inaccurate, just misleading. Read it for entertainment only.