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Which is a disadvantage from application developer's POV.
That depends on what your target audience is and so on.
Part of the reason the web is a success story is because you don't need to install something to use it.
The other reason is because content is searchable.
How do you find information in the iPhone appstore in apps you've never installed ?
The goal of Sir Tim Berners-Lee was to create a universal document format.
Some others wanted to use it as a universal application platform, which they did. With varying success depending on who you ask.
But the good thing about these application is many are still documents which can be indexed and searched/found.
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