Mobile web solutions can run like native installed applications on any platform. This technique is present today in every vendor’s roadmap, and many devices are already compatible with some kind of solution for this.
All that said, to simplify our discussion of this kind of application in this chapter, from here on out I will refer to them as webapps when they are not packaged and native webapps when they are (the power of the author).
On Chapter 3 we have already discussed about “native vs. web” battle and what it means for us.
One of the main features of a webapp against hybrids or native webapps is the hosted-based nature: webapps require to be hosted on a web server and native webapps or hybrids are packaged, signed and distributed through an app store.
Webapps are the future for most ...