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Re: Taxonomy of mobile apps approaches

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:42:42 +0200
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: Richard Conyard <richard.conyard@redant.com>, "public-web-mobile@w3.org" <public-web-mobile@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7D22306213BF4F44A857D503082FD7E9@w3.org>
On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Le lundi 23 septembre 2013 à 20:21 +0100, Richard Conyard a écrit :
> > I've a question on the terminology for web app and the use of web
> > technologies in the description.
> >  
> > With many HTML5 libraries it is possible to keep a majority of
> > functionality on device (local storage for example). The like native
> > and hybrid, without being either.
> >  
> > Is there good cause to introduce a runtime requirement of being
> > constantly / majority connected in these definitions?
> My take is that connectivity should be kept as an orthogonal aspect in
> this taxonomy: there is a growing number of ways for Web sites to work
> off-line, and there are a non-negligible number of "pure" native apps
> that will only work on-line.
> Maybe that should actually be made explicit in the taxonomy?
That could be interesting as a horizontal axis.

What would be fascinating would be to plot existing apps in there. I'm sure not many know that Apple is using full screen embedded Web views in its native iOS App Store and iTunes apps, for example.


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