By Adam Nagy
This just shows how powerful HTML apps are becoming, getting closer and closer to native apps in every way.
Just a quick list of things to support this:
- Offline functionality used to be one of the main distinguishers of web and native apps. So AppCache has been introduced which helps HTML apps in this regard
- In iOS you can even add a home screen icon for an HTML app, just like for native apps
- 3D graphics used to be the domain of native apps, but WebGL has been introduced which also became pretty ubiquitous once iOS started supporting it as well in version 8
- Speed is another differentiator. Now all major browser providers are working together on WebAssembly which will enhance HTML app performance considerably