Streaming Apps

Jen Simmons of Mozilla:

This idea that the web sucks. And apps are awesome. And the web can only be ‘saved’ by making it more like ‘apps’.


This bothers me.


It’s not that I think *no* one should create a website that’s “app-like”. It’s that I think this pressure for *everyone* to is dead wrong.

It’s not that streaming apps that don’t require installation are not clever, it’s that apps are not necessarily the correct solutions.

From an iOS perspective, the ironic thing about the post-shit sandwich app situation is that Mobile Safari has become a vastly more powerful development platform while being de-emphasized as such.

There truly is an xkcd for everything.