July 14, 2011
I don’t even know where to begin on this one.
It wouldn’t even have been that hard to come up with compelling and honest argument for Web apps (e.g.: always up-to-date, run on multiple platforms, no installation required). Instead, they come up with ones that apply equally (loading times? “peak times”? If anything, those apply less to a locally installed app), and ones that are just downright bizarre, unlikely scare scenarios (“reload if device becomes unresponsive”? “may crash on first attempt”?). And that’s ignoring the benefits of a native app, such as better integration, more comprehensive offline capabilities, and curation.
The real shame is that some will buy into it.