Native mobile apps are the new flash

Designer Jim Silverman:

Native mobile apps are a temporary solution. We’re just over 4 years into the Appstore era and this has already become apparent. Open web technologies are catching up to the point that the vast majority of web apps no longer need a native counterpart.

Don’t try to tell me native apps are faster or allude to them having a “better experience.” That simply is no longer true.

Jim’s argument might be a tad simplistic, but I agree with his points. We’re getting glutted with so many unnecessary native apps that should just be well thought out, responsive web apps.