Native apps, or web apps? Which ones are truly better?
That’s one of the most important questions developers could ask themselves today, with native apps surging in popularity, while people still spend more time than ever using web apps like Facebook and Gmail.
Our own Jacob Penderworth recently got fed up with the infrequent updates to Twitter’s native Mac app, and decided to switch to using the Twitter web app in Fluid by default instead. He lists what frustrated him with native apps, why Twitter’s web app is much better now, and why he chose to use Twitter in Fluid instead of as another tab in his browser. It’s an interesting insight into how web apps truly can be better than native apps, especially when the native apps are merely a way to show data from the web app.