More Strong Support for HTML5 as THE Practical Approach for Mobile Business Apps

The HTML5 vs Native debate continues to rage.

It is natural that this is a fierce debate, because developers are responding to bosses and clients clamoring for business applications designed to run on mobile devices.

At Alpha, we engineered Alpha Anywhere to be the first complete and fastest way to build serious business apps that will run on both the desktop web and on all major mobile platforms.

The article and accompanying graphic  in Venture Beat today essentially concludes that HTML5 is the way to go. We wholeheartedly agree!

To quote from the article:

Native apps versus mobile web — it’s still a hot debate, regardless of the fact that it’s been going on for a good couple of years at this point.

How can you scrape off the layers of hype and FUD to find what’s really best for your startup, your budget, and your team’s skill set?

With a chart! Duh.

Personally, I side with mobile web. Most programmers can handle the technologies behind it, and there are more tools every week for building and monitoring web apps on phones and tablets. And the cost of building mobile web apps versus hiring staff or an agency to build two or three or four native apps is pretty compelling.



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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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