Dec 2, 2012
I eagerly await the day when web apps published with HTML5 with the combination of 4G connectivity become indistinguishable to native apps. We are already starting to see this. The mobile Facebook app on Android uses HTML5 but they are backing down off it because HTML5 can't quite integrate within your phone like a native app can.
Meanwhile take the Google Plus app. It's more pleasant to open the app rather than browse to the site on the web. The same is true with Facebook on iOS. This is scary because it's discouraging people to use the web and more and more companies will follow suit thinking they need to make an app when just a web site could serve as their "app" just fine. Hopefully HTML5 will address all this in the near future.