What's the point?
Posted Mar 1, 2012 16:16 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: What's the point?
Parent article: Mozilla announces HTML5-based phone
Web apps are just websites, that's all that B2G "apps" are.
I seriously doubt it. If web apps are “just a websites” then why do we need all these new APIs?
But even without that, websites like gmail are "apps".
On mobile? No, they are not. And that's my point: when people are given choice they prefer native applications.
"Pin as app tab" for example is nothing to do with the Chrome Web Store, but it is "appy".
And how many users this feature have? This is genuine question, not a sarcasm. I, personally, know exactly zero real users of said feature, but then, I may be unusual. If you have some statistic then I'd like to hear it.
In fact, the Chrome Web Store doesn't have real websites in it. They can't do stuff normal websites can, for example they can't use Facebook Connect.
So you want to say that Facebook Connect will magically propel Mozilla's store to stardom… hard to believe, but well, it is a point. I doubt it'll be enough to save B2G, though…
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