The debate has been raging for some time.
"What is better HTML5 or Native"
What we are demonstrating with Alpha Anywhere (which is a rapid HTML5 development and deployment environment that has PhoneGap Build integration built in, for creating Hybrid apps) is that for the vast majority of business apps, the benefits of HTML5 outweigh the benefits of Native development.
Accordingly we were happy to see this article today in HTML5 Report magazine which highlights an App built in Alpha Anywhere that demonstrates the power of HTML5 (and of course Alpha Anywhere :))
The article is linked to below and a short excerpt is provided as well. Let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
"AlphaRef KJV was built using the Alpha Anywhere system, which is what's called a “low-code development environment.” With Alpha Anywhere, users can quickly make apps for multiple platforms at the same time using PhoneGap-wrapped HTML5. More and more companies have been looking to low-code environments in a bid to boost the rate at which apps are developed, allowing companies to go beyond individually hand-coding pieces and take better advantage of concurrent development mechanisms.
But in this case, Alpha Anywhere was used to generate AlphaRef KJV, which is already landing a lot of praise for the way it allows users to handle large documents even from mobile devices. It includes a variety of tools to help users move through the text rapidly, including standard drag scrolling and a set of menus that allow for organization by table of contents, book and chapter. There's a scrollbar system that can adjust its sensitivity to move quickly or slowly through text, and a full-text search to help find specific points. A frequently viewed list and recently viewed list allows for quick reference to points that have been regularly referred to, and a set of bookmarks complete with visual organization allows users to quickly refer back to specific points."